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    If you are playing with TE, you are playing with fire.

    My ordeal is laid out in some older posts, but basically it was from overuse and age. I was 52 and had been playing pretty much since I was 12 and I never had TE--and I incorrectly always thought it was something that would go away after a week or two. I did get it within a month of getting a...
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    If you are playing with TE, you are playing with fire.

    "Stay with you for a year"? 20 months in my case. The technique issue is over emphasized in my view. Most of the guys I know who developed TE did so with no changes in their strokes and after playing for decades. But it's always a good idea to have your form checked by a pro.
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    Have you tried heat? I iced my arm for several months and it never seemed to help. Heat seemed to help although it could have been the continued layoff that finally healed it.
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    Demo arm-friendly rackets - things to think about

    Because you have had elbow problems, you ought to be able to immediately detect differences in the racquets. When I was returning to the game after battling TE for 20 months I could immediately tell that my old racquet was a no-go. I felt vibrations with each hit. The old Prince EXO3 and the...
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    Pseudoscience and those silly looking tennis braces?

    Heat helped mine as well—that or time finally healed it. Icing did not seem to help at all. I wore the bandit brace all the time except when I slept. I thought it helped. I play with it now just to be safe. At least it makes me feel more secure.
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    I wore a bandit brace for about 15 months. Just took it off to sleep. I thought it helped. I still play tennis with it and it has been a couple of years since I had pain. Not sure but it seems to take the pressure off the tendons.
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    Circling back to the string issue, in my case it wasn't the strings. I have used the Wilson NXT multis for years. I switched from my old Wilson Hyper Pro Staff to the Wilson LS 100 and I just started playing more tennis and golf. My doctors said it was just classic over use. The new racquet...
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    I would find some old discontinued arm friendly racquets on line. I found my Volkl V1 and Prince EXO3 for under $100. See if they help. As I was starting to play again I would hit some with my old racquet (Wilson Hyper Prostaff 5.2 (?)) and then the Prince or Volkl and it was night and day. They...
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    On the pain issue, I have friends that say to not play at all until the pain is completely gone and then wait 30 more days before you pick up a racquet. When you try to play again if there is any pain at all then stop immediately. I thought I was healed a few times only to hit a few balls and...
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    Mishits didn’t cause your injury, unless you are a really bad player and every hit is a mishit. First, stop playing. Now. Keep up the therabar and other PT until there is no pain. If you try to come back too early you risk it becoming chronic and you could be out of the game for years. I was out...
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    Shingles Shingrix shot ... still sore

    No hate here. Our culture is just different and that’s ok.
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    Shingles Shingrix shot ... still sore

    So it hurts. Life is hard. We have been doing it for generations in this country and the Jews have been doing it for millenia. We are doing OK. Jews have over achieved as a people so they seem to have overcome this apparent torture (yes, I'm sure there are other reasons). I'm not upset that I...
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    Shingles Shingrix shot ... still sore

    I had daughters so my wife and I didn't have the circumcision issue to deal with. But if we had we would have circumcised a baby boy in a heart beat. The vast majority in America do it and I'm pretty sure more than 99% of my socio-economic group does it--and always will. I'm glad my parents...
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    Anyone here take statins ?

    I took 10 mg of generic Crestor for about 8 years and I just got off. My lipids were borderline bad and my doctor said the risk of heart disease far outweighed the potential side effects of the drug. I stopped taking it about 4 months ago and I'm watching the numbers. So far my lipid numbers are...
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    How far do you run in a match

    Memorial Park in Houston has a 3.0 mile jogging trail and my fitbit is pretty much spot on when I jog it.
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