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Shoulder

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by TimothyHsu, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. TimothyHsu

    TimothyHsu Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I experience shoulder pains in my racket arm sometimes when I play badminton (espicially when Im smashing). Is it due to high tension or is it due to my racket being stiff? I use an arc 10 @ 24lbs. Its an on and off thing and usually doesn't not occur often but does still happen. I always stretch before I play and dont know why my shoulder still hurts. Is this doctor worthy?
    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  2. visor

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    No, but it is coach worthy... ;)
     
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    The "worthy doctor" visor is correct in stating that your problem is most likely one of technique.

    That being said, you may still wish to see a doctor -- or, even better, a physiotherapist -- to help you strengthen your shoulder's postural muscles. This will help protect your shoulder from chronic injury.:)
     
  4. TimothyHsu

    TimothyHsu Regular Member

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    I already have a coach and Im pretty sure my form is correct because I've been training for over a year and have not experienced this problem until lately
     
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    i see... arc 10 with 24 lbs tension is not that demanding, so must be overuse or something

    see an md, then perhaps physio might help

    in any case, bring this problem up with your coach the next time you see him, and see what he suggests
     
  6. TimothyHsu

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    Whats a MD? Medical doctor..?
     
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    yep...............................
     
  8. TimothyHsu

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    Thanks for the help! :]
     
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    Before starting to play badminton you need to do some shoulder work out for warm up. And go to doctor for check up. An other way is to take rest for 2 or 3 days from playing badminton. Use another rocket for play...
     
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    Join yoga classes for the recovery of shoulder pain. Yoga is getting famous due to its unique features and benefits related to others work out activities.
    Further information visit
     
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    I posted this on the stiff racket thread, but it would be great to get some opinions here as well.

    Does a stiff racket put more strain on the rotator cuff muscles? I recently got injured playing with a x-stiff racket (rotator cuff injury). I was wondering if it was just bad luck or it had something to do with the racket. I felt I could handle the racket just fine, generating more power and all, coming from a medium stiff racket.
     
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    probably you are smashing too much..

    advise i got from pro : try to do pushup everyday to train up your shoulder.
     
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    I think I found out why. I switched to a thicker grip when I got the new X-stiff racket. Therefore, I had a brand new x-stiff racket coupled with a thick grip which puts more strain on shoulder vs wrist/forearm....hence the injury. That's my hypothesis. :mad:
     
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    My unprofessional opinion is that your arm was trying too hard to compensate for the lack of power which could be due to incorrect technique (which doesn't seem apply to you), grip too thick, racquet too stiff, heavy or head heavy. I used to play with 2U stiff head heavy racket and shoulder pain was a norm. Now I am much older and using 3U medium balanced racquets and have never had shoulder pain once. If a thinner grip doesn't help, look for another racquet that matches your body strength. Don't get suck by the market hypes.
     
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    I found out by seeing a doctor that the problem was coming from a weak muscle (the trapezius). I was advised to work it out and so I've been working it out lately and I haven't had my shoulder problem ever since! Thanks for all the help guys
     

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