Is this serious?

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  1. Solek

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    Hi,

    The muscles between my thumb index finger apears to be slightly swollen and has a dull pain. It also sometimes hurts :evil:when i pull up on something like a pen cap. It's nothing serious but I just wondered if anyone had any ideas?:|
    I've only been playing for a few months now and my coach switched me from a 2hbh to a 1hbh. Maybe this is the cause...:)
    Is it serious?:shock:
     
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  2. NotAtTheNet

    NotAtTheNet Semi-Pro

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    You're probably gripping the racquet too lightly, especially since you switched from 2hbh to 1hbh. Loosen up, I get the same pain in my hand when i play on a guitar who's action is set up too high.
     
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  3. Solek

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    :oops: if i loosen up my racquet tends to slip and well... it causes a mishit.:shock:

    i also play guitar!:evil::mad:
     
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  4. dman72

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    I play guitar too.

    You should be able to hold the racquet a bit more loosely than you do now without it slipping. Maybe you need to change grip sizes....either too small or too big can cause wrist and elbow issues.
     
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  5. user92626

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    Your statement caught my attention. I recently put on the Wilson Pro-cushion overgrip. It's big, cushioning and feels nice. I haven't come out to the court yet.

    How does a wrong size affect wrist and especially elbow?

    I just thought that this kind of wrong gripping only caused slipping, but affect elbow???
     
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  6. dman72

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    I think constantly gripping hard can cause carpal tunnel like symptoms, which is what happens when you use too big a grip, but too small a grip can cause twisting and instability, which isn't good either.
     
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  7. Rickson

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    Put ice on that area and stop blaming the one hander.
     
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  8. Solek

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    Pretty much what my coach said... :)i guess it's no big deal. the 1hbh is looking better though! my hand really hurt on volleys though... life goes on..:shock:. i guess my hand will be better in a few days.:twisted:
     
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  9. Rickson

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    There you go! The one hander is an awesome stroke. BTW, feel free to stop by and join our society.

    The One Handed Backhand Society

    Unfortunately, this is something of a concern. You should find the source of your pain. Sometimes the source isn't what we think it is. You might have shoulder problems and the pain in your hand might stem from a nerve. People with severe leg pain sometimes don't even realize that the source is a bad back. In any case, I'd recommend icing the hand, shoulder and any point in between where you feel pain.
     
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  10. user92626

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    To YOU and EVERYONE ELSE in here, how big is too big? With my grip, my thumb can touch the tip of the index finger. Other than that it fills up my palm completely.

    note: I'm quite worried about injuries.
     
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  11. zebano

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    Standard advice is to pick up the racket in a continental grip. The index finger of your off hand should just fit in between your palm and ring finger of your dominant hand.
     
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  12. user92626

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    I'm sorry, I've read this several time but I do not understand .. what do you mean? :)
     
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