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Old 06-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by drakulie View Post
whole-heartedly disagree. Most players I run into who have developed tennis elbow is due in part to poor mechanics on their forehand.
Drak, I've seen many "golfer's elbow" (aka server's elbow) developed from poor mechnics on the forehands side...never tennis elbow. It is almost biomechanically impossible since there is almost no stress to the lateral epicondyle of the elbow on the forehand. There IS stress to the medial epicondyle of the elbow on the forehand.

I suspect that you may see players who developed tennis elbow via backhand issues and simply are unaware of how they got it or that when it hurts it can hurt on all shots, forehands included, when the inflamation is bad.
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