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Tennis elbow - strech solves the problem

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by sengkiang, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. sengkiang

    sengkiang Regular Member

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    I really have to share this. 4 months and after trying the streching method....my tennis elbow is getting better.!!!!

    This guy suggested regular strecthing and you could even playing badminton during tennis arm period.

    http://airbed.ch/tennisarm/tennis.htm?/tennisarm/syndrom.htm

    I am very happy :) :)
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing. :)
     
  3. sengkiang

    sengkiang Regular Member

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    there is a english page also. it is simple but really 100% helpful!!!! i started last 2 days after 4 months of suffering.....the next day i can fell 50% of the pain gone.
     
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    I vote to sticky this one
     
  5. milolo

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    been suffering for weeks and felt especially painful while sleeping.
    after trying for few times, can feel that it definitely helps. my hand is now much better, less pain.
    a really great article and should recommend to all.

    thks , sengkiang
     
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    I am really surprised that people who suffer from TE have never heard of this technique before! I suffered quite badly from TE a few months ago and did a search on the internet which came up with several sites that recommended the same or similar stretches. I also went to see a physiotherapist who also recommended the same stretch.

    I'm not trying to be rude, but what treatment was recommended to those of you with TE ?
     
  7. milolo

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    i am only on the third day doing the stretch, today i can straighten my arm which i cant do without pain previously.
    this is the only treatment i have tried so far and it works. i will spread it among all my playing buddies.
     
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    i will testify for this. it really works. it works 100% for me. pls some1 stick this up
     
  9. Double_Player

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    where is the sticky admin? all members can benefit from this thread.
     
  10. venkatesh

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    Is there an English translation for this site?
     
  11. Contactjj

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    English version

    Go to Home and choose English, then follow the links on the left.
     
  12. kimdongmoon

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    Yeah .... My physiotherapist also ask me to do this stretching regularly after treatment. Plaster it for two days, then ok after all until now :)
     
  13. venkatesh

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    I just went to see a physiatrist this morning. the medicine is so expensive!!! plus, i was forced to schedule 6 physical teraphy sessions with ultrasound for 2 weeks. I just hope this would be gone as soon as possible. :(
     
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    i guess the site is down for good. i got a message "the web site can't be found" :(
     
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    doh,
    as soon as i posted ^^, suddenly the page appeared. lol.
     
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    OMG, holy $%^*!! This really works!!

    I've been having mild to moderate Golfer's Elbow pain ever since I started playing badminton again after a 8yr departure. Not sure how it started, but probably the lack of strength in my arm muscles and me playing too much. :p For the past month or so, the pain has worsened, lasting longer than 3-4 days. Plus, I'm training pretty hard once a week with a coach.

    I found this thread yesterday afternoon and started stretching according to the website. Also stretched a couple of times this morning, and now 80% of the pain is gone!! I was very worried about the pain and the severity of the issue since I have a tournament to play in 1.5 weeks. Now I think I will be at least be able to play a couple of games in the tourney. :D

    Thanks to the OT for finding this site!!! ;)
     
  17. soccer613

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    Here we go....Hope it helps

    The Problem = Tennisarm
    The solution = Strechting


    [​IMG][​IMG] Do you really have a tennisarm? Diagnosis
    Here is what to do: STRETCHING of the triggering muscle and tendon.

    How to do the exercise / fotos
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    Use about 5-10 Minutes per day for that exercise, hold the stretch at least 10-20 seconds at the maximum point, it might hurt a bit. The pain sould be gone about 1-2 minutes after the session, otherwise you do it to hard or too long. Also the pain should not be stronger the next day, otherwise reduce the force while stretching a bit. More force does not make the healing faster!

    Do this 2-3 times per "session". Do a session about 4-5 times per day, you can also do that exercise with arms on your back (less obvious, depending on situation) or in the car (hand upper surface between your legs on the car seat) f.i. while waiting on a red light or in jam etc.
    Mosts important do not spare your arm of anything in your regular day (even tennis, only if the paint is just too much to take) saving your arm will make the problem worse. That's why most of the time turning in bed at night is a pain, because it has not been moving for some time.

    Do that stretching extensively before, between and after tennis (or the Activity which might cramp that muscle).

    [Maybe you should also build up some of your muscles for the tennis in particular and ask a pro to check your game for bad hand/arm-positions, I'm not an expert in that, most tennisarms or golferarms worldwide are not caused by tennis or gold but by age (30-40 years old) a weak point that someday just apears, maybe triggered by pc-work (moving the mouse/tipping) or some other repetitive manual work.]
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    With stretching you should notice a significant improvement within days, even more in 2-4 weeks (have patience and consitance with the exercises!). Then in 2-3 months all should be gone, but you will need to continue the stretching, with less sessions per day for a while.

    The tennisarm is a cold inflammation, to cool it will make it worse, to warm it will not help either. That tendon (muscle leading from middle finger over top of your arm to the elbow just got a bit shorter because of a permanent cramp and no stretching. After some time the point where the tendon is fixed to the bone gets sore/hurts which starts a never ending vicious cycle of pain = more cramp = more pain. You cut that cycle by stretching which relieves the pull on the hurting point.

    It is common that tennisarms "burn out" (the pain goes away and stays away) after 1,5 - 2 years because the nervecells that send the pain information are transformed in other (hard) tissue, but stretching will make that wait time easier, because that pain (and the sparing/saving most do, which does not help but make worse!) takes away life quality and depresses often psychologically (constantly reminded by pain, not beeing able to do your normal activities that make you feel good).
     
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    thanks soccer613 those are some of the stretches i do...
     
  19. Sgbad

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    The stretches helped me as well. Now i can play badminton as normal, but i tend to avoid tensions above 25lbs. If its above 25lbs, i will feel the strain again.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Tennis Elbow

    Much of the time, tennis elbow afflicts those who have improper technique. In tennis and I assume in badminton as well, tennis elbow is usually caused by an improper backhand swing. Leading with your elbow rather than your racquet puts undue stress on the elbow when using your backhand and is a major cause of tennis elbow. Some racquets that have excessive vibration can also contribute to tennis elbow.
    Rarely do you see someone with proper technique, ala Roger Federer, Taufik Hidayat, etc. have any tennis elbow problems.
    Although arm and elbow strengthening excercises can help, proper technique may be more important than anything else in preventing tennis elbow.
    For those that have recurring tennis elbow problems, you might want to have a look at your backhand technique and make sure you are swinging properly and leading with your racquet rather than your elbow during your swing.
     

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