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    Default Proper exercise to prevent Tennis Elbow?

    Hi, I've been having recurrent tennis elbow problem since the last 10 years. Most of the time if I played several times in a week. When this happen I'll need to rest for a week or 2 without doing any exercise or lifting heavy stuff.
    I'm using a very light racket 4U but I still suffers from tennis elbow if I do too much of smashes and overhead clears.
    It could be that my techniques are incorrect as I do not have proper badminton training. Most of my techniques are through years of experience and youtube I am looking for some coaches to have a look now.
    However I would want to know is there a proper way to train the elbow / arm to strengthen the muscle so that the injury won't happen so often?

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    Believed seek advise from one who "can play well" can help

    We personally feel that usually "Tennis Elbow" happened is most prob due to as you yourself also suspect due to techniques are incorrect.

    Then look out for lighter weight rackets instead of just getting "4U" can help too. Which means must use a suitable racket

    Lightest racket appears to be 60g and Karakal brand but however this model is not available in Msia

    Though light, but one can still smash well (power smash) with it unlike some other "light" rackets

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    since you know youtube so well, there's tons of stretching exercises on there...

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    Firstly, just confirm it is tennis elbow as opposed to golfers elbow.

    Second, look up those stretching exercises

    Third, see a physio to identify posture issues - especially since this is a recurring problem over many years.

    Fourth, look at your equipment. I am not convinced a lighter racquet is the answer

    Fifth, review your technique.

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    Sixth, stop playing tennis!
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    ie. use a looser grip...

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    . Copy this link in your address bar.
    . http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ow-(Singapore)
    . There are come good read on Tennis Elbow.
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    . I am no expert but this is my take on your problem.
    1. You will never fully recover
    2. Your techniques are incorrect
    3. Light racket is not the actual solution.
    4. Strengthen your arms
    . Why I say this because I had tennis elbow and mine was bad to the point I could not even hold the racket for weeks.

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    Thanks for the advice. Mine wasn't so bad. Normally only require 1 week of rest and the pain is gone, however it always reoccur which i think due to not enough stretching & strengthening of the arm.

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    I think it's due to not enough recovery from the injury it self. No offense, take a longer break and recover proper. Worst case, ur tendon can snap due to constant damage and ur done for!

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    I saw a stretching exercise on BC which was very very good for TE. It's a guy wearing black T but I can't find the link. That one was a solid TE stretching!

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    From my experience on TE, few things you need to do.
    Stretch the forearm muscles. Follow that youtube example
    Strengthen the forearm muscles by doing curls. More on the upper forearm.
    Strengthen the grip. Hanging from a chinup bar for 1min helps.
    Doing all this above keeps me in the game. So far so good.

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    That is true, I also did similar exercise.

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    Have you tried using a slightly larger grip and seeing if that helps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayer74 View Post
    . Copy this link in your address bar.
    . http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ow-(Singapore)
    . There are come good read on Tennis Elbow.
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    . I am no expert but this is my take on your problem.
    1. You will never fully recover
    2. Your techniques are incorrect
    3. Light racket is not the actual solution.
    4. Strengthen your arms
    . Why I say this because I had tennis elbow and mine was bad to the point I could not even hold the racket for weeks.

    went to TCM.. took med.. wear the McDavid Tennis elbow strap when playing.. combine these 2 works for me.. it is also very very very important to stretch the arms before playing..

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    FOUNDF IT! See the stretching exercise, this helped me a lot and it was my road to recovery. I still do it today before I start playing. See the black shirt guy demo!

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...8-Tennis-elbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayer74 View Post
    . Copy this link in your address bar.
    . http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ow-(Singapore)
    . There are come good read on Tennis Elbow.
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    . I am no expert but this is my take on your problem.
    1. You will never fully recover
    2. Your techniques are incorrect
    3. Light racket is not the actual solution.
    4. Strengthen your arms
    . Why I say this because I had tennis elbow and mine was bad to the point I could not even hold the racket for weeks.

    Point #1. You will nvr fully recover.

    May I know on what grounds did u base the above claim...?

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    As I said. 'I am no expert' and my simple understanding is once you sustain an injury, your never the same physically and mentally.

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    The reason for asking is that I sustained TE injury for quite some time before getting back onto the courts.

    Though there's no more pain while playing, if I were to bend my elbow n rub the elbow joint near the bones, I could feel a numb kinda pain...so it hasnt totally gone away
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