need advice on an elbow pain

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by samtheman981, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. samtheman981

    samtheman981 Rookie

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    In last few months or so, i have been experience elbow pain after and during play. It hurts most when i play for days in a row, and the pain has been getting gradually worse. I dont think it is TE cause i doesnt hurt when I hold or grip things and I dont feel any pain unless im playin tennis. I have tried changing tension and strings but that hasnt helped. I believe it is probably something in my stroke mechanics; prob my forehand cause that when it feels worse. I am 4.5 player. I have a tendency to whip my racket right when i am a the bottom of preparation just about ready to make contact. COuld This be it???? any suggestion would be great thanks
     
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  2. fps

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    I'm no expert but the first thing I would do is STOP PLAYING. Have you had an extensive period off to let the elbow mend? I sprained my elbow screwing around with my technique, played on it 3 days later and it hurt more. I've been resting it for 5 weeks now and in that time have only done flexibility and very light weight work, but it is feeling better as a result. When I start playing again, probably in a week or so, I'll be hitting with a lighter racquet and I'm not going to start serving or hitting full out for another coupla weeks after that. By then I'll have been out for 2 months but I think it's worth it to get the elbow back to its original strength.

    I am NOT an expert though. To help other more knowledgeable forumites, could you tell us where in the elbow is hurts (left, right, middle, inside or out, nearer the wrist or shoulder?) and whether or not you have complete flexibility in it- can you bend and straighten your arm as far as the other one, or do you feel discomfort (don't push too hard!). Also, are you saying the pain only comes when you are actually making contact with the ball? Or is it a constant pain while playing?
     
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  3. samtheman981

    samtheman981 Rookie

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    its a constant pain while playing. it is on the outside around the tendon
     
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  4. TechnoJock

    TechnoJock New User

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    One thing is for sure - you did something or perhaps changed something to get your tennis elbow. If you do rehab/pt/lay off - you still probably need some professional help to analyze your strokes to see what you are doing that caused this problem.

    I have had it for about 1 year - started when I changed to a lighter nBlade and started getting really whippy on my forehand. Finally going away with a combo of PT/Rehab, heavier frame and non-whippy (late whippy for that mater) forehands...
     
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