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KneisslDestroyer 06-15-2012 10:35 AM

Wrist issue
 
Was playing a tournament mid first set my wrist sort of make a snap/pop sound ont eh take back of my forehand...was very sore from index finger down which was felt like the top of my hand not really the wrist...so I was able to play on but with pain and not able to swing freely, lost the next 9 games ugh!
Anyway I use a 4 1/2 grip...and use a wrap grip over the leather of my Kneissl...seems the overgrips cannot adhere to this slippery leather so I bought a replacement grip and just stuck it on top of the leather....I think I made the grip too big and this affected my wrist, is this possible? I feel ok with the grip size and when younger used a 4 5/8.

What should I do when resting this wrist issue?
Thx

charliefedererer 06-18-2012 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by KneisslDestroyer (Post 6634798)
Was playing a tournament mid first set my wrist sort of make a snap/pop sound ont eh take back of my forehand...was very sore from index finger down which was felt like the top of my hand not really the wrist...so I was able to play on but with pain and not able to swing freely, lost the next 9 games ugh!
Anyway I use a 4 1/2 grip...and use a wrap grip over the leather of my Kneissl...seems the overgrips cannot adhere to this slippery leather so I bought a replacement grip and just stuck it on top of the leather....I think I made the grip too big and this affected my wrist, is this possible? I feel ok with the grip size and when younger used a 4 5/8.

What should I do when resting this wrist issue?
Thx

Snap, crackle, pop okay is for Rice Krispies.



But your wrist should not be popping.

Stop playing tennis.

Make an appointment to see a "hand specialist" - a hand specialist takes care of problems that include the wrist. If possible, check with your coach, primary care doctor, or even a web site to see if the hand specialist deals with a lot of sports injuries.

You may also want to check out USTA Wrist Injuries http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Gam...rist_Injuries/

KneisslDestroyer 06-22-2012 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by charliefedererer (Post 6641163)
Snap, crackle, pop okay is for Rice Krispies.



But your wrist should not be popping.

Stop playing tennis.

Make an appointment to see a "hand specialist" - a hand specialist takes care of problems that include the wrist. If possible, check with your coach, primary care doctor, or even a web site to see if the hand specialist deals with a lot of sports injuries.

You may also want to check out USTA Wrist Injuries http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Gam...rist_Injuries/

Um, not playing tennis is out of the question...ive iced it, last few days feels fine, Im playing this Sunday...I reqdjusted my grip to be sure it is a 4 1/2 and feels so much better in my hand....bigger grip messed me up.

TomT 06-22-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by KneisslDestroyer (Post 6652269)
Um, not playing tennis is out of the question...ive iced it, last few days feels fine, Im playing this Sunday...I reqdjusted my grip to be sure it is a 4 1/2 and feels so much better in my hand....bigger grip messed me up.

This is interesting to me because 4 days ago after playing a match my grip was painful. It's in the tendon(s) in the back of my (fore)hand. Better now, but still not 100%.

I have big hands and usually put at least two wraps on my racquet handles. Now I'm wondering if that's what caused the problem. The other possibility is that I'm ~65, just got back into tennis after ~40 years, and have been playing a lot. At least today I can clench my right fist without any pain. Two days ago I couldn't do that.

I'm going to stick with the big grip for a while, until or unless somebody gives me a good reason not to.

Funbun 06-23-2012 10:47 AM

I suggest the OP also check their technique. Such a minimal change in grip size shouldn't cause that much of a wrist issue.

In TomT's case, the grip change was, I'm sure, more dramatic. However, Something as small as adding an overgrip or changing 1/8 of grip size shouldn't be any problem at all. Consult with your coach, definitely. Or ask some pro.

TomT 06-23-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Funbun (Post 6654057)
I suggest the OP also check their technique. Such a minimal change in grip size shouldn't cause that much of a wrist issue.

In TomT's case, the grip change was, I'm sure, more dramatic. However, Something as small as adding an overgrip or changing 1/8 of grip size shouldn't be any problem at all. Consult with your coach, definitely. Or ask some pro.

Thanks. I've been experimenting with other grip sizes (just stroking at home without actually hitting any balls), and I'm guessing that grip size wasn't the reason for my minor injury.

There's two other possibilities that stand out in my mind:
1. Putting more twist on my second serve.
2. Trying to do too much too soon (I'm ~65, and just getting back into competitive tennis).

I'm tending toward #2 as the most likely reason. When my hand heals I think I'll take at least a day or two between competitive matches.


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