Persisting wrist issue

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  1. EndLy

    EndLy Rookie

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    I've been having a sharp wrist(lefty) for a really long time. Over a year and a half. It's about the time i started taking tennis more seriously and played a lot more. I tried resting it for a month and iced it often but the problem still persists. I don't know if it's maybe my racket (first k90 now kblade both strung with PHT) but would like to receive some advice on another approach to properly healing my wrist

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    THANKS!
     
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  2. TennisProdigy

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    icing it might not help if you have tendonitis or arthritis. In either of those cases heat applications are normally better
     
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  3. EndLy

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    it could possibly be tendonitis but highly doubt arthritis because i'm 19 years old ..

    i'll try heat to see if it helps THANKS!
     
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  4. phucng_10

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    Actually, arthritis can happen at any age. A friend of mines have arthritis at the age of 16.
     
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  5. duketennisgal

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    Yep, my mom started getting arthritis in her early twenties, I'm always worried about it for myself because she got it so young. My sister who is only 22 has it in her shoulder.
     
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  6. EndLy

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    okay that's good to know..
    well my mom does have arthritis problems but she's in her late 40's , not sure exactly when she started though.

    i'll try to use a heating method to see if it helps out. Thanks for the feedback guys, i greatly appreciate it
     
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  7. princemidplus

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    when do you get the pain in your wrist? is it when you hit the ball only or do you also get it doing normal everyday activities?

    arthritis would normally cause an ache and stiffness more so than sharp pain.

    with some more information I may be able to give some advice.after this long it is more likely to be a sort of tendonitis or muscle/nerve irritation rather than anything else.
     
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  8. EndLy

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    hey i appreciate your help haha :D

    if i lift my hand 90 degrees upward to where my fingers are pointing up my wrist starts hurting, and it happens in everyday activities (i can't do push ups because of this) so think of the position when you do a push up and when pressure is applied my wrist starts to hurt.
    thanks again for your help =)
     
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  9. princemidplus

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    does it still hurt if your use your other hand to move the sore hand and relax the sore hand while doing so?

    do you get any tingling in your hand at all and if so what areas, specific fingers are involved?
     
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  10. EndLy

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    no nothings wrong with my hand. it's just the wrist and i don't ever get a tingling feeling whatsoever. The thing is, if i try to move it back too far it hurts
     
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  11. larry10s

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    have you tried seeing an orthopod???
     
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  12. EndLy

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    i haven't seen an specialist yet, but i'm going to be having surgery soon on my lips (lip revision, born with cleft. LAST ONE! hopefully haha) anyway i'm gonna see if he can recommend me to a doctor so i can get this problem over with =)
     
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  13. princemidplus

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    definitely worth getting it seen to by a specialist. sounds like it could be a problem in the joint
     
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  14. futuratennis

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    mate you mighta got this from not a big enough backswing... using ur wrist too much for forehand shots will cause injury... when ur wrist recovers make sure u take a look at ur strokes and work out what the problem is.. i had this problem (nowhere near as bad tho) and my coach told me it was because i was using my wrist too much in my shots
     
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  15. EndLy

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    well i play basketball as much as i play tennis also. and yeah i do snap my wrist too much i believe. usually on the balls that land deep.

    i'll go see a specialist soon. Thanks for all you help! i appreciate it
     
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  16. spiritdragon

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    I have the same problem as you and i think it is due to the fact that i use too much wrist in my shots. i have recently tried to change my forehand and i think its working because I think i am feeling less pain. i have to give it another week or so, to tell you if it really has been working.
     
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  17. Racer41c

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    I'm in the same boat, I've done 3 things that seem to be helping. In fact I hit my forehand better that ever on Saturday:

    1. Bought a left handed mouse. I spend 6-8 hours at a computer so I'm going to let my left side do the mousing from now on.

    2. I changed the position of my wrist at the start of the forward stroke. I was leading with the bottom side of my wrist and pronating through the stroke. I changed it to where the wrist is almost straight up and down and the pronation happens way later. Thanks the Fuzzyballs.com for the instruction.

    3. I changed from poly to a hybrid. For me, having softer crosses really helps on mis-hits.

    Lastly, I'm having the medical team do their thing. Should have the x-ray results soon and then off to PT. I will say that my arm has ached for 10 year from elbow to finger tips, for working at a computer. I hate these things.
     
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  18. rtl11

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    Any updates

    Any updates from the previous posters?

    I am having exactly the same pain in in the hand/wrist when doing push ups.
    No pain when I do extension flexing of free hand. I do get soreness if I pull toward shoulder with my other hand. Also a bit of pain on the outside if I do very strong outside deviation of free hand.
     
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  19. siata94

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    another data point... you might wanna try a wrist band, it worked wonder for me.

    I has hacking away tree branches in the yard w/ a machete, it was fun at first until the next day and from then on, every time I hit a forehand it was zinging painful. Weeks went by I cringed on every forehands and one day a tennis buddy suggested I try his wrist band (w/ velcro strap) and instantly I was able to play with little or no pain. I was amazed at the huge difference it made on my particular injury. I haven't played w/out one since just because.

    worth a shot...
     
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  20. Chas Tennis

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    Do you think that the wrist band limits your range of motion so that it does not pinch or stretch some area that causes pain? Pinch or stretch? Where?

    Can you tell whether the pain occurs -

    1) as you bend your hand to the side to the little finger side (ulnar deviation)?
    2) as you bend your hand to the thumb side (radial deviation)?
    3) as you bend your hand upward toward the forearm (wrist extension)?
    4) as you bend your hand downward toward the palm side (wrist flexion)?
    5) other?
     
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  21. psynt555

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    which wrist band did you use? im currently looking at getting either the babolat one (with 2 straps) or the wrist widget one that everyone is talking about


    i got ecu subluxation in my wrist from being too wristy.. the extreme of what the author had
     
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