Wrist Injury One Year Update.

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  1. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Just figured I would throw this out there as a good bit of news.

    Yesterday was the exact one year anniversary of my wrist injury.

    Now one year later I honestly believe that it feels almost as strong as it did pre injury.

    Three main things still bother me,

    1. Forehand Return of Serve: Getting better by the week, I used to have to block back anything with a hint of pace on it, and now I find myself getting around on more and more serves.

    2. High Balls With Little Pace to the Forehand: My wrist is strong enough, but emotionally I still chicken out on them. I used to own these balls, and would blast them into a corner as hard as anyone on the planet, but now I find myself whipping them back with heavy top too often. Still feel no pain, so I think a few sessions with the ball machine will get me back on the right track.

    3. Low Short Balls to the Forehand: Better by the week aswell, I just didn't have the strength to roll the ball on a short angle, or down the line, and had to chip approach or drop shot. I am still not really cracking them yet, or hitting the wicked angle, but it keeps improving.

    Best news is no pain, and improving strength. I know the wrist is soft, so if I tweak it, or feel something I actually use my brain, and take a few days off so that a little thing doesn't become a big thing.

    I still know that I made a mistake comming back to playing much much too soon, and absolutely ruining my FH stroke compensating for not being able to hold the racquet head up. And of course delayed my healing by a significant margin.

    So, by being stupid and playing hurt, I just made a ton of work for myself.

    But hey, good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

    J
     
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  2. BigApple

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    Good to hear J!

    What part of your wrist did you hurt, and what has helped it the most?

    -BA
     
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    Im with you, hopefully we can keep healing and getting stronger, good luck with everything!
     
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  4. BeHappy

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    That's great, I would advise you to err on the side of caution as far as hitting out goes until you have seriously built up your wrist conditioning wise.Wrist injuries are the worst imo.
     
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  5. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Ya man, biggest hurdle for me is the mental confidence to hit out again.

    J
     
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    Hi jollyroger,

    I experienced minor wrist pains in the past. Went to a specialist. Did all sorts of tests but nothing serious found.

    Laid off tennis for a few weeks to help heal the wrist pains.

    No more pain now but I do wrap my wrist with athletic tape as a precaution. It works because it prevents my wrist from taking on too much abuse especially when hitting and defending against big bangers.

    Just a thought/suggestion.

    r,
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  7. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    I taped for the first 4 months or so, but got off of it as soon as humanly possible.

    I hate braces or supports.

    J
     
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    A lot of pros tape as a precaution. I usually tape my wrist before a match as well. I don't know if it helps, but I do it. :)

    -Robert
     
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    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    I don't like wrist straps or lifting belts in the gym, I don't like taping wrists or ankles on court.

    I want my body to be strong enough to do whatever on its own.

    And I see taping as a crutch, which will prevent building up ankle and wrist strength.

    J
     
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  10. chess9

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    Did you get a bad wrist wearing tape on it? :) Almost all the failures occur without belts, tape, or other gizmos. That's why Tiger will lose a few million dollars this year.

    But, I hear you. I hate wearing knee braces, but probably should at my age because I'm just one leaping overhead from the orthopedic hospital. I hide my wrist taping with an armband. :) No one knows how weak I really am. LOL!

    -Robert
     
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  11. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    I hurt my wrist at work, because I was lazy and stupid, and didn't want to spend an extra 2 minutes to do something right.

    J
     
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