medial epicondylits

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  1. Boricua

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    I was using some time ago an Aerprodrive combined with a copoly- very bad for the arm I know. When hitting a backhand slice or topspin or mishitting a serve, I could sometimes get a sharp pain in the tip of my elbow due to the vibration caused by the mishit. I think it could be medial epicondylitis.

    Also, I am trying to determine if sometimes I am over extending my arm when using lighter rackets and this could also contibute to the pain. I say this because in recent days I used a lighter racket (10.6 racket strung) and experienced this sensation (not so sharp pain)a couple of times when hitting the backhand.

    So, what type of racket, string pattern, racket weight and string is best for alleviating this condition?

    I hit with alot of topspin and use a western grip on my forehand. I use a one handed backhand and play usually a baseline game. Thanks.
     
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  2. Chas Tennis

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    Why do you think that you have medial epicondylits, also know as Golfer's Elbow?

    My Golfer's Elbow symptoms were as usually described on the internet and many TW threads, located exactly where they are described to be - on the 'inside' of the elbow, and the distinct pains were frequently felt with any use. Find a diagram for the location of GE - see CharlieFedererer replies.

    I believe that I've read that GE can be caused by extreme forehands. I have not found a good reference yet on that issue.

    Search: CharlieFedererer + Golfer's Elbow
     
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  3. NLBwell

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    Too small a grip can cause or worsen this condition.
     
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  4. NE1for10is?

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    The poly can definately cause golfer's elbow. You might try a softer string for a while, such as natural gut.
     
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  5. Boricua

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    I am considering using a Pro kennex Q5 295 or a 2013 APD.. If I use the APD with a soft string, would it still be bad for the golfer's elbow?
     
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