Wrist HURTS!!

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  1. Fishbulb

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    I play tennis twice a week using 2 different rackets. I play on wednesday and Thursday. On wednesday i use a racket strung at 58lbs and on thursdays i use my nsix one 95 strung at 54lbs.
    Recently with my nsix one, i feel a burning pain in my wrist when i hit the ball hard. Its just there for a second or two.

    Can anyone help me??
     
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  2. andyroddick's mojo

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    its not usually good to use two different rackets, because you can't get accustomed to one, and get better using that as fast as if you have one racket. does the racket vibrate a lot? do you use a shock absorber? are you doing too much wrist movement when hitting the ball?
     
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  3. Fatmike

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    where in the wrist?
     
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  4. Bungalo Bill

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    Burning pain usually means your tendons in your wrist are strained. Technique, switching to different racquets with different balance points, weighting, flex, string tension can aggrevate a problem.

    You want to stick a racquet your muscles and tendons can grow accustomed too. I would also start checking into what you have grown accustomed to in your technique. Do you force your wrist forward, are you whipping up the back of the ball on purpose, etc..
     
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  5. Rickson

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    Rest the wrist for a while. You won't recover if you keep playing through the pain so apply some ice, rest, and don't stretch your wrists.
     
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  6. Court_Jester

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    Plenty of rest and ice usually work, as the others have suggested. If you still have the pain after a couple of weeks, you might want to consider seeing a doctor for x-rays or MRI.


    CJ
     
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  7. spot

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    Just out of curiosity- why are you playing with 2 different rackets? Are you maybe playing doubles with one and singles with the other or something like that? One for practice and one for matches?
     
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  8. Mattle

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    Overexaggerated. doing too much. relax your wrist. I had it myself. Perhaps you're using it too much in the wrong way?
     
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  9. Amone

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    I've got a similar problem; when I mishit the ball in just the wrong way, or return a hard serve, I get a shock-feeling in my wrists, and it hurts for the next few points.
     
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  10. Marius_Hancu

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    Go to Health Forum
    Go to the Sticky
    Go to Pain and Aches
    Go to Wrist Pain

    Search in the Health forum for "wrist" and read as many articles as you can.

    Very probably poor, exagerated topspin technique.
     
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  11. BabolatFan

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    After your pain's gone and you're back to normal, start slow with your wrist strenght training. Google different wrist workouts. Most importantly, double-check your stroke form and mechanics to be on the safe side as well.
     
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  12. Fishbulb

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    Thanks for everyone's help.
    I use 2 different rackets because i dont really want to take my nsix one to school because it might get stolen. I play at school on wednesdays.
     
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  13. freelans

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    Are you by any chance using alu power strings?
     
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  14. ttwarrior1

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    i posted this before in the fitness area. Take manganese, glucosamine and extra vitamin c and b vitamins. Always warmup your wrists at various angles
     
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  15. tennishack

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    I think it is because of something you are doing behind closed doors. Quit that for a while and see what happens...
     
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  16. Fishbulb

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    yeh, i do use Alu Power
    Why?
     
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  17. freelans

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    2 years later, I reply :shock:

    bcuz I had the same problem with the same strings.

    Hit with alu power, my wrists kill me.
    Change to hurricane, wrists are fine after a week.

    Borrow a racket strung with alu power and hit for about 5 minutes,
    next day my wrists are killing me again.

    Not direct proof but compelling empirical evidence.
     
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