racket help - wrist pain

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kuzzy, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. kuzzy

    kuzzy New User

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    i know there's a thread about rackets and tennis elbow, but i don't know if all that applies the same to wrist pain. basically, i started to develop pretty bad wrist pain when i switched from my dunlop m-fil 500 to the wilson nPro open. i switched because i wanted a heavier racket with a smaller head size. i bought a yonex RDS 003 over the winter. i used it for the first time this past weekend and the wrist pain is back. the yonex has a stiffness rating of 65, while the wilson is 68 and dunlop is 66. could it be that i can't handle an 11oz racket? or should i try an even heavier racket so that i get more stability and plow through? any suggestions?
     
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  2. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    Do you think your wrist form is stable? If it's flimsy a heavier racket will only hurt. I learned this from experience :(

    Just weight-train your wrist, and temporarily harden it a bit when u play until you're used to new racket and/or improve your form.

    I even bought a wrist wrap but that thing only helps during the first few games and then it slips back.
     
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  3. ndtennis

    ndtennis Rookie

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    part of it could relate to the motion, espcially when your switing you wrist is adapting.
    I wouldnt reccommend going to an even heavier racket. I would possibly wait and let your wrist adapt depending on long you've been playing with dunlop that hurt your wrist.
    Also could twick your strokes and make it more comfortable
     
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  4. anirut

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    If your strokes are already of proper form then check your grip size. May be another layer (or two) of overgrip can help ease your problem.
     
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  5. [d]ragon

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    ^^^its also possible that your grip is too big
     
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