Tennis elbow is caused by bad technique not so

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  1. rocky b

    rocky b Guest

    So I have been playing tennis and baseball for 30 years my elbow was killing me. Everybody on this board said oh it's due to bad technique. I had surgery and my frayed tendons was the cause of my pain. Many players with great strokes get tennis elbow it's a over use injury. can bad technique cause you problems yes. At the end of the day there may be many reasons why people get injuries.
     
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  2. r2473

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    Well, yes. It is an overuse injury. You aren't supposed to generating power with the small muscles of your arm. You need to created power with the big muscle and use the kinetic chain to transfer the power to the racquet.

    I'm still going to say that tennis elbow is mainly the result of bad technique (arm swinging), especially in the case of amateurs.

    If you can create "easy power" you won't really have to worry about tennis elbow.

    Once you get tennis elbow, good luck getting rid of it completely. Ain't gonna happen.
     
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  3. Slazenger07

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    Try using Penetrex Cream. I am a Tennis elbow sufferer and have to say was a little skeptical of the product but after about two weeks of using it 3-4 times a day my elbow is feeling so much better. Actually hit without my brace on for a little bit the other day which I havent been able to do in about a year.
     
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  4. OKUSA

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    never had tennis elbow and i apparently use a set up that elicits tennis elbow full poly with APDC, ive had some serious soreness in my abs/lats/shoulders after long sessions but my arm was always fine
     
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  5. charliefedererer

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    There are billions of people.

    Generalizations do not apply for every single one, even if guidelines help the majority.

    I hope you are well.
     
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  6. jimanuel12

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    i have had tennis elbow for almost a year now. my arm is much better than it was a few months ago, but the pain has never really went away completely, i am not sure it ever will.
    this is the first time i have had TE this bad. if i over do the tennis even with an elbow brace, the arm still hurts.
    some people say it will heal completely but i am not sure that is going to happen.
    i am begining to think that the arm will never be the same again.
     
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  7. jimanuel12

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    does this stuff claim to heal tennis elbow???
     
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  8. Slazenger07

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    Yes it does, I wasnt too sure what a cream could possibly do but Im so glad I decided to give it a try, my elbow feels great!
     
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  9. Frank Silbermann

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    I agree about the majority of cases, but not about "easy power" protecting you. You can get tennis elbow from off-center hits with sledgehammer-stiff rackets and kevlar strings regardless of your technique. And some good players with conventional equipment get tennis elbow from, say, spending the day practicing one-handed backhand topspin lobs. (Even when using the correct one-handed backhand topspin lob technique.)
     
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    People forget that their other physical activities also predispose them. My only bout of TE started after a 4 hour bike ride, during which I was in the risky position of squeezing the handlebars with my elbow bent. The combination of tennis and something like biking doubtless increases one's risk.
     
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    Ashaway kevlar is soft, ropelike. Most use it who like kevlar.
     
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    I had some TE problems, cleaned up my form and now three years later even with more hitting than ever, no problems. I'd say form might not be the only cause, but it sure plays a major factor.
     
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    I had recurring tennis elbow issues till I switched from double bend in the forehand to straight arm. Haven't felt tennis elbow since then
     
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  15. charliefedererer

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    All kevlar is stiffer than polys, which are stiffer than synthetic gut, which is stiffer than multifilemants and natural gut.
     
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