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Medial epicondylitis / Golfer's Elbow - what an experience...

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by Cheung, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. quixilver

    quixilver Regular Member

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    This came across my mind that I was decreasing my grip size by wrapping one thinner overgrip just a while before I got this golfer's elbow injury. Should that be related somehow ? Or the thicker grip provides better shock absorbing so it help to reduce the impact on the elbow ?
     
  2. visor

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    Just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing.
    Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) vs. tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).

    Due to biomechanical forces, golfer's elbow occur due to repetitive forceful forearm pronation, ie. smashes.
    Whereas tennis elbow occur due to repetitive forceful forearm supination, ie. backhand shots.

    tennis-and-golfers-elbow.gif
     
  3. quixilver

    quixilver Regular Member

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    Here are the golfer's elbow exercises I have been doing so far :

    • Wrist stretch (3 x 20secs)
    • Eccentric wrist flexion (3 x 15 reps) weight gradually increased
    • Eccentric wrist extension (3 x 15 reps) weight gradually increased
    • Grip strengthening - squeeze a gyro-force roller ball for 5 mins (3x daily)
    • Forearm pronation and supination strengthening (3 x 15 reps) weight gradually increased

    Details and pictures can be found over here :
    http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/sma_medial_epicondylitis_exercises/
     
  4. cappy75

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    Thinner grip size engages your forearm muscles more frequently than thicker grip size. If your grip is not relaxed to begin with, it will worsen your tendonitis. If you want to improve shock absorption, lower your racquet tension.
     
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    Went full out tonight on some demanding games. Practically no reaction from the area giving me a problem. Didnt change grip size. I guess it would help if I could actually hit the shuttle properly after a long layoff. Plenty of mishits on the smash.
     
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    You need a 675mm racket for more reach instead of the 665mm one that you're using. ;) :p
     
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    Was using a 675mm for the night...
     
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    Now which cab 20 is 675mm? :)

    I still think your injury was due to the harsh vectran feel of the bg85. Especially when you're used to your nbg98. Have you tried zm62/65? Great repulsion and yet medium feel. None of the vectran shock. :)
     
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    Not yet. Doing a bit of equipment testing ;)
     
  10. visor

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    About time you tested out newer rackets. :p

    Adidas Adizero? Arc FB? NR750? ;)
     
  11. Cheung

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    Shh, patience is a virtue ;)
     
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    Nice to hear that !
    Seems like another month or so for me to go along :crying:
     
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    Mind to share a bit more about the body rotation part ? Before I learned to use forearm pronation, I used to smash by rotating the whole arm with my shoulder as an axis together with a snap of the wrist during impact.
     
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    http://http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php/101870-Slow-mo-video-of-Fu-Haifeng-teaching-how-to-smashFu Hai Feng turns his body. I wasn't doing this very well before. I had unwittingly slipped into a bad habit of just using my shoulder and arm.
     
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    u guys can try this, works for me

    [video=youtube;ngVJPa7-M-A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngVJPa7-M-A[/video]
     
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