Tennis elbow from old strings?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by diggler, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. diggler

    diggler Professional

    Sep 26, 2005
    I've recently developed tennis elbow. I had it many years ago when I had a light stiff racquet so I'm surprised to be getting it now with my heavier racquet. Part of the problem is I hit my backhand harder nowadays with a few mishits.

    I'm currently using an old racquet which hasn't been restrung for several years. Could this be part of the problem? It is multifilament which should be arm friendly.

    My other guess is poor technique on my backhand.
  2. Chas Tennis

    Chas Tennis Hall of Fame

    Feb 17, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    You should stop stressing your arm immediately and see a well qualified Dr.

    There are many recent threads on Tennis Elbow. Also, Golfer's Elbow a similar tendon injury. Search this forum, select "Show Posts": tennis elbow golfer's tendinitis tendinosis Chas Tennis
    Search internet: common tennis injuries

    Search result: Chas Tennis tennis elbow backhand technique
    The only credible information that I have found involves the wrist angle at impact for the 1HBH. See Knudson.

    Research the difference between tendinitis (with inflammation) and tendinosis (with defective healing, chronic injury).

    Papers on tendinitis and tendinosis

    The NCBI database has many full reports available free.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013
  3. rufus_smith

    rufus_smith Professional

    Apr 21, 2011
    Your could be contacting the ball late with the heavier racquet. This put more stress on the elbow. The hand/ wrist need to contact the ball ahead (in front of) of the elbow for the least stress. I doubt that old multi strings would cause stress.

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