Hi, i get a strong pain in my right arm when i excecute some shots, particularly the around the head shots. sometimes when defending with my forehand returning smashes (when arm is moving from right to left). its sorta like a cramp. the pain stays for a while and my whole arm gets weak, unable to grip the racket properly, racket shakes in my hands and of course unable to play shots properly. pain subsides after a while. most of the time i play through the pain, hoping my adrenaline rush will keep me going. but when i play for fun, i usually fall to ground in pain. it happens at the area just as you slide down your shoulder. so if you put ur left hand on ur right shoulder and slide down a bit. yes, that region. i can feel the same pain (but doesnt stay) when i straighten my whole right arm up and move it behind my head but not so much as i move it in front. i'm hoping someone like systemicanomaly or any other body-expert to give me some advice. btw, im looking to see a physio but i would like to hear what BC has to say first. a little bit of history: this injury/pain started mid last year (2007). stopped badminton for a few months, then started by going to a tournament. the injury happened at the tournament when excecuting a shot. then stopped badminton for a month or so. started again when playing badminton when excecuting a shot. then stopped badminton for about 4 months plus. and now the injury is still there. could it be a pull? a strain?