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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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    Golfer's Elbow from the Wrist pronation on serve?

    When I played high school tennis in the late 70's I never heard of one case of tennis or golfer's elbow among my teammates or my fellow competitors.
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    Shoulder/Elbow Pain

    I've never played poly. Wilson NXT. The pro at my country club will not string poly unless you beg and plead. He says he wants us to play into our 80's.
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    Shoulder/Elbow Pain

    My tennis history is similar to yours although I'm older. I played without elbow problems until I reached 51 or so. I had to lay off tennis for 20 months because the pain became so bad. After it healed the classic arm friendly racquets made a huge difference. I now play with the Prince EXO3 and...
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    any1 here 100% recovered from TE by mainly changing/correcting ball striking technique:?))

    Sorry, but I have no idea what you are talking about. My post was very limited to the situation when TE has been overcome as it was in my case. After 20 months I was able to play again but only with arm friendly racquets. My old racquet caused discomfort when other arm- friendly racquets did not...
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    any1 here 100% recovered from TE by mainly changing/correcting ball striking technique:?))

    After my 20 month layoff and during my comeback the racquet made a huge difference. I found the volkl V1 classic online as well as the Prince EXO3. Both were very easy on the arm. But during a warm up before a match I tried my old Wilson Prostaff 5.2 that I had played for years without a problem...
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    any1 here 100% recovered from TE by mainly changing/correcting ball striking technique:?))

    Even though you've never heard of pros getting TE, they do, albeit less often than amateurs for the reasons stated in the links (including that it is under-reported, they have better form, better conditioning, etc.). See...
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    any1 here 100% recovered from TE by mainly changing/correcting ball striking technique:?))

    100% disagree. My form didn't change yet I came down with a horrible case of TE. And not laying off sooner just made it worse and resulted in 20 months out of the game. It was caused by a variety of factors. Over use, heavy use of a screwdriver (long story), age, and switching to a lighter...
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    any1 here 100% recovered from TE by mainly changing/correcting ball striking technique:?))

    I suppose it's possible to avoid/recover from TE by correcting technique. But the injury is so variable that it would be hard to say that technique alone cured it. In my case I had to lay off for 20 months. But I had a serious case of TE and my technique was fine. Also, your question sort of...
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    Just got a green TheraBand

    Well, I tried pretty much everything in the way of exercises and physical therapy. I saw two orthopedic surgeons and several physical therapists. I did everything in the way of ice, heat, stretching, exercises, cortisone shots, flexbars, electro therapy, Graston, and more. I was scheduled for...
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    Just got a green TheraBand

    I switched racquets just prior to developing TE but I'm not sure that was the sole cause. I was playing a lot more and I also was playing more golf than usual. I believe I also did some damage trying (unsuccessfully) to unscrew a swimming pool light underwater with stripped screws. I went...
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    Just got a green TheraBand

    Wilson NXT multi. Same as always. I can't blame my strings. I've always used multi.
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    Just got a green TheraBand

    I second this. Take some time off and when you start the rehab begin with the red flexbar. If you push too hard too early you could have a very long healing process. I did that and I was out of tennis for 20 months. I have always been a quick healer and I tried to play through it. Big...
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    Serena Owes Ramos an Apology

    As much as I dislike Serena as a person, she still is probably the best player out there and maybe the GOAT. She wins because she takes control of the point before her opponent can get her moving. Her movement and footwork is terrible, and has been since she's become so large, but it's no...
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    Ramos should sue Serena and the WTA

    Not necessarily. The statements could be slanderous per se because they affect his trade, occupation or profession. If so, no need to plead or prove special damages.
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    Ramos did defuse the situation after the 1st warning: lost in the plot

    Now that's discriminatory!! Many people do not think it's racist. Your saying it is doesn't make it so. It offends you and I get it.
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