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    Quote Originally Posted by leongwaipak View Post
    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.)
    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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    LOL. Is this a joke? If so that is brilliant, if not don't try that in your work as suggested.
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    Default 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 . 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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    Default 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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigandy View Post
    LOL. Is this a joke? If so that is brilliant, if not don't try that in your work as suggested.

    err ..... and why would you think this was meant as a joke?

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    Bought an elbow brace for tennis elbow. It wraps around your forearm and puts pressure on the muscle. Didn't like it at first but as games progressed...I hardly noticed I was wearing one. Good news is that it works since I don't feel any sensation/rawness from my elbow. So I will be wearing one until I build up my muscles by doing curls. Another bit of good news is that I can keep the high tension that I like.

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    @CD:

    Something about your technique, gripping, stroke, or tension that is not right if you need to use elbow brace in badminton. Pay attention to your stroke and technique when you strike; don't force it with muscle power so much. Instead aim for a crisp concentrated strike, especially since you're using such high tensions for your level.

    Or you could lower your tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    @CD:

    Something about your technique, gripping, stroke, or tension that is not right if you need to use elbow brace in badminton. Pay attention to your stroke and technique when you strike; don't force it with muscle power so much. Instead aim for a crisp concentrated strike, especially since you're using such high tensions for your level.

    Or you could lower your tension.
    I think it's cuz it's a combination of a higher tension, vice-like gripping at all times, and trying to power the smash. I don't think it's technique since my coach said I had good technique. Last night with the brace, I tried to keep the grip loose and didn't really try to power the smash (was looking more for placement).

    Thanks for the tip Visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingboy View Post
    err ..... and why would you think this was meant as a joke?
    because not only it looks like you releasing some tension in your elbows, it looks like you're about to hold your privates and release some tension elsewhere too

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    I had wrist pain, tennis elbow and slight rotator cuff soreness and the Dynaflex Powerball exerciser helped it out a lot! It took about a week or so but I felt better every day. The increased flow to the joints helped decrease recovery time.

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    Haven't used my elbow brace in awhile now. Maybe I got used to the stiffness of the racket and higher tension of the strings. Or the tension has slacked back down to 25lbs. Using my left hand/arm to carry heavy stuff now. Also stopped carrying my kid around (old enough to walk).

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