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Tennis elbow

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by STEVEKOO, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

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    My elbow isn't hurting and I'm not in pain but it feels funny. Like it's raw or exposed nerve. It goes away after a few days. Do I have Tennis Elbow or almost getting it?
     
  2. Warlock

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    There is no place selling in sg,I flew it in myself....I think u pay $0 if u order 6bottles,I everytime order 6bottles,cos its very good to use,as long as not rheumatism or bone pain,any sort of pain relating to muscle n tendon n such can be used.so sometimes sore muscle also use it
     
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    Do you have a pain in your elbow when you lift up your laptop out of the bag? Or rotating your wrist while holding a heavy book by the fingers? Or zipping up after visiting the loo...

    If yes, welcome to the club:D , else lucky you:p
     
  4. CanucksDynasty

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    Nope. No pain at all. It just feels like I jabbed my funny bone and it's tender. So I was wondering if I might be developing Tennis Elbow.
     
  5. Orangie

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    1st of all, I'm not in any medical line. I'm just a tennis elbow sufferer or ex-sufferer:)

    If you have some strange feelings on the elbow, I see it as a sign that it is coming.

    There are 2 things you should do:

    1. Strenghten your forearm muscles by doing curls for both upper and lower forearm. Do more for upper.

    2. You would preferably not want to hear this..... lower your tension:D

    Good luck for my 2 cts
     
  6. Orangie

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    As according to streetdirectory.com, the address:
    Address:
    HDB Tampines #01-230, 828 Tampines Street 81, (S)520828
    Tel: 67832768
     
  7. CanucksDynasty

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Gonna do more curls. Might get the Flexbar. Foam thingy that you're supposed to twist. It's supposed to help with Tennis Elbow. Available locally at Shopper's Drug Mart.
     
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    thanks Orangie. I have visited him before for a quick fix but my condition didnt improve.
     
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    How disappointing to hear that...

    I am looking for that magic cure, even though I dun believe in sinseh. But I am desperate and ready to try anything... even if its gonna cost me.

    My shots can be terrible now. A simple high serve can even end up in the wrong side of the court. Its like the elbow is very unstable on impact and I cannot gauge the distance and direction of the shots.

    It has been at least 9 months since I first suffer from Tennis Elbow. Some nights while sleeping, you can even feel throbbing pain in the elbow and wakes you up! it sucks!


     
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    If it's that bad, then you need to stop playing for a few weeks until it gets a bit better. There's no magic cure; it won't get better unless you rest. Read post number 8 above. And see a doctor if you can. Good luck.
     
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    There is no magic cure to tennis elbow,I been seeing Tcm to specialists and it din work,until I stumbled upon the cream that I mentioned earlier on while searching for a cure for tennis elbow...even the cream takes some time to work,so what I did was after using the cream for about two weeks and in the meantime letting the pain go,I do exercises to strengthen the area.So far even if there is recurrence,I still have the cream to fall back on.
     
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    "Lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition at the lateral epicondyle of the hummus. The acute pain that a person might feel occurs as one fully extends the arm." - Wikipedia

    Sound like it happen to me.
     
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    I also have the same problem in my elbow.
    And I think technique is the problem.

    I wear a elbow brace which puts pressure on the muscles below the joint which helps restrict movement and stops aggravating the injury.

    Anyway, I believe it is a technique issue because my follow through on the smash relies on flicking my forearm quite a lot and it means putting pressure on the elbow joint all throughout the stroke. The harder I try to smash the more pressure I put on my elbow.

    A months ago, I saw a video of Cai Yun Fa on this site smashing with a follow through that goes across the body like a tennis player does. Whereas my follow through goes downwards and stays on my racquet arm side of the body (so my arm doesn't cross over to the other side of the body.)

    Anyway, I haven't tried to change my technique but am relying on the elbow brace which helps a lot.
    My tennis elbow been so bad in the past I could not lift a bag of groceries sometimes.. Now it's not too bad but I try not to smash too hard without the elbow brace.

    I'd like to try the penetrex though as it might help my elbow and my sore heel.

    I think tension has a small part to play but having a racquet with tooooo loose tension will also be a problem for your elbow. I find that using really head light racquets and swinging faster with these headlight racquets also causes issues. having a head heavy racquet may help with a slightly slower smash (it worked for me anyway).

    good luck people and hope you all get better with your injuries...
     
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    Are referring to this guy?
    Chinese Physician Lee Meng Liang
    blk84 bedok north st4 01-35
    67832768


    He already moved to Bedok... I'm having problems with my shoulder for a few months now so then I went there. He asked me if I already consulted a doctor... I said not yet. He said he's only doing a standard therapy (neck and back cracking) to all his patient regardless of the problems/pains . Good thing he's honest that he's not sure what to do about my shoulder pain and it may really not improve my condition after... he also said that if he will do his "standard therapy" there's a possibility that it may get worse. So I decided not to go for it since he's not sure about my condition.

    I just got disappointed because I thought he will touch and check my shoulder and any other related that may cause my shoulder pains. So its like "it's up to your decision" if you will take the risk considering he's unsure of what's the real problem.
     
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    The first part of the follow through is always in front of the body (unless you're slicing the shuttle), then as you relax your arm and shoulder it slips out to the side (to the left for a right handed player). With Cai Yun you can't see the "in front" part because it happens so quickly--but you can see it in videos of matches when there's a slow motion replay.

    If your follow through stays on your racket side, this suggests that you're not relaxing after you hit the shuttle. It's worth trying to change this part of your technique: don't try to make the follow through go across, just concentrate on hitting then relaxing immediately and see if it makes a difference.
     
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    Prevention is better than cure - listen to your body

    Recently I attended a seminar on "Bone up on joint health" organized by the Parkway Health Group and CNA (Channel News Asia).

    This a very educational session for especially people who are into sports as the specialists talked on sports injuries, joint and spinal problems, how to detect them and what are the most updated methods to treat them, including key-hole surgery, cell and collagen therapy, joint replacement, etc, apart from physiotheraphy. It is to ensure that sports loving people can continue to enjoy their sports after a successful treatment.

    The key phrase is "PREVENTION is better than cure". So in whatever you do, make sure that the equipment and the environment are conducive and most importantly to "listen to your body"!

    For example, if you feel pain in your muscle, tendon or joints, as in the ankle, knee, hip, elbow or shoulder, REST, stop playing first until you feel you've recovered. I know this is a tall order even for me but if the injury is left untreated, it will only become worse. :(

    It was emphasized that our body needs REST and Time to recover from any exercise, especially if it was a demanding one. That's why in training, we need rests in between. Even the top badminton players and other athletes must have suffered from injury from time to time. Great names like PG, LD and LCW are not spared.

    So I would recommend to visit a qualified sports specialist first, let him determine what your problem is. He may have to scan your body (MRI) to find out the source of the problem. Then he will treat you and advise what you should or should not do for the time being. It could mean staying away from badminton for a while! :)
     
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    I agree that prevention is better than cure...cuz it would mean you won't have to stop playing badminton :p. As for me, the curls are helping but I'm still feeling a slight twinge (sometimes throbbing) at the elbow. As I said before, it goes away after a couple of days. But since it still is recurring...I think I'll have to *gasp* lower my tension from 27lbs back to 25lbs. At 25lbs, I never had an elbow problem...but I'll also pick up an elbow brace to help disperse the pressure.
     
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    My long suffering right elbow

    I've been having this persistent elbow pain for a long, long time and have tried a few treatments, including TCM, cream and oinment, to no avail. Not wanting to miss my regular badminton sessions, I continued to play despite the pain and each time after a game, the pain and swell around the elbow and shoulder will show up and affect my hand movement. There were times that I could not even lift my hand to comb my hair, as some others have experienced also, but this is rare now.

    I'm currently attending physiotherapy sessions. I was told that my muscles are too tight such that they affect my joints and range of movement adversely. This could be the case as I've been too lazy to really s-t-r-e-t-c-h both before and after a game or in between. So during the physio sessions in the gym, I have to do a series of stretching exercises to help me loosen up and hopefully return the muscles back to their rightful places. The therapist will also apply pressure to the affected limbs until pain is felt.

    I've stopped playing badminton about two weeks ago to help in my recovery. Instead, just yesterday I've started to swim breaststroke again to give my body some excercise in water so as not to aggravate the pain in my knee and elbow joints if I were to do it on hard surface and to avoid boredom. I also need to stretch my limbs as much as possible.

    No badminton for the time being! :crying: :D:D
     
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    err ..... and why would you think this was meant as a joke?
     

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