before everybody bash me for not doing research before posting this topic, i just want to say that i did search for pain, elbow using the search function but was told there was no matches. and when i type pain, i got like so many threads that dont even have the word pain in the topic. if i was to browse through all the threads it would have taken me ages to get to the information that i need. so please forgive me and yes i am apologizing beforehand. i just hope a new thread will be easier to track and if anybody have the address to the thread that is related to my topic, please inform me. thank you. so after the lengthy intro, let me get to the point. i am experiencing pain in both the shoulder and elbow area (of my racket playing side) that i have not experienced before. i am using a very flexible racket. i am wondering could it be that after playing more frequently that my swing is better and more agressive that the flexible nature of the racket is giving me backlash or something. i did not have this problem the first 3 months of using the racket but lately i am. and after the five days rest from badminton, the pain was gone. yesterday i resume my badminton and there it was again. i do seem to hit the shuttle further to the baseline and that is why i think my swing is getting better. could the racket be connected to the pain or is it just my technique that is wrong or something because logically if my technique is wrong then i should be experiencing this pain from day one. if it is the racket, i should seriously consider trading it right? wouldn't want to aggravate the pain. advice please. thank you in advance.