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    Unhappy pains in the wrist....

    hey,

    recently ive had some pains in my wrist. it started on sat. its a pain near the base of my hand and goes down a bit. i suspect carpel tunnel, but not sure. it hurt like crazy when i did my backhand, its like a stinging pain. it just happened outta nowhere on sat. after i finished eatting some stuff on sat while i was resting, i started to hit again n it just came up out of nowhere. i plan on taking a few wk's rest before playing again but theres many other things that might cause it to come up again i.e. bowling classes, typing, etc etc. any suggestions would be greatly appriciated.

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    The best thing you can do is get it checked out. Carpal tunnel isn't usually caused by badminton, since this was a sharp sudden onset pain, I'm going to say you may have strained it. Additionally, you might have damaged or compressed a nerve; had this happen, it's extremely painful, but the pain is short-lived, it is fairly common.

    If the pain persists, though, see a sport physician so you can see how much time to take off, and get into some active recovery.

    The good news is you now have lots of free time to work on your footwork

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    i think its from carpel tunnel cuz im always on the comp. like seriously always on the comp.

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    take a break, before it gets worst, i had a skight wrist injury that i didnt bother it got so bad that i cant lift a jug of water

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    I developed wrist pains from being lazy and not switching to a proper forehand grip when playing high forehand shots and smashes. I used to use the panhandle grip for those shots which really messed my wrist up. I'm much more careful now and the wrist pain has almost disappeared.

    Are you careful about using the right gip?

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    You know the standard BC reply: rest and seek the advice of a professional.

    Good luck...

    Until then, here are some additional options:

    1) I had a moderate case of CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) about 10 years ago. I'm on the computer at least 8 hours a day typing and back then, I was using standard keyboards. When CTS because so severe, I could not even hold a cup without feeling pain. I was willing to try anything. One thing I did was switch to an ergonomic/split keyboard. In one week, the pain went away and never came back.

    2) Check your posture. Have someone check for you to make sure your posture is correct. Also check the height in which you are sitting, typing and viewing the monitor.

    3) It's getting colder now, proper warm-up is important.

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    CTS is bound to happen to some extend for nerds like me who literally sleep with the keyboard by my side..
    little things that helped ease the situation for me b4, in office, raise the height of the chair u sit, making sure your elbow is at least level with desk surface when u type, better yet, if your desk is big enough, push in the keyboard so u can rest your entire forarm on the table when u type.
    most keyboard have the little leg at the back, stick those up, the idea is to keep your forearm and wrist straight and not bending downard. Every now and then, relax the wrist and strecth it in all direction so it can relax the tightened muscles.. i used type in wrong posture so bad that my thumbs would cramps.. ever since i pay more attentions to these little things in posture and it slowly goes away.

    Only wish if i had done the same to badminton then i would have a lot less troubles with my knee and ankle..
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    I think someone has already commented on injuries.

    Please check out the following link.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=29447

    Good Luck
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    try not to over extend it!

    wear some support

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    To crosscourt:

    I developed wrist pains from being lazy and not switching to a proper forehand grip when playing high forehand shots and smashes. I used to use the panhandle grip for those shots which really messed my wrist up. I'm much more careful now and the wrist pain has almost disappeared.

    Are you careful about using the right gip?
    Your username remind me of a lot of "veterans" who always want to do cross court shots, cross court bounce/drop. Even when they got no time left and hitting while going backward, still want to take the difficult shot.

    I been using the fry pan (panhandle?) grip for a long time (about 3 years) and it's only the last year i have done a lot of private coaching to get the right grip and from this march i been having wrist problem.

    ANyhow, I know that there are clinics for foot adjustment like bending your foot. Eventually you don't need orthotics.

    I wonder is there anything like that for wrist. Then again, wrist is nowhere as strong as any part of the foot (maybe joint in the toes?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkhung
    To crosscourt:

    Your username remind me of a lot of "veterans" who always want to do cross court shots, cross court bounce/drop. Even when they got no time left and hitting while going backward, still want to take the difficult shot.

    I been using the fry pan (panhandle?) grip for a long time (about 3 years) and it's only the last year i have done a lot of private coaching to get the right grip and from this march i been having wrist problem.

    ANyhow, I know that there are clinics for foot adjustment like bending your foot. Eventually you don't need orthotics.

    I wonder is there anything like that for wrist. Then again, wrist is nowhere as strong as any part of the foot (maybe joint in the toes?).
    how old is a veteran?! That might well be me!

    I don't think there is much you can do with your wrist. If you are starting to hold the racket in a different way you probably need some time to build up the new muscles you're using. I used to do wrist curls with weights if that helps.

    Personally I would recommend resting the wrist until the pain goes away and then start playing with the correct grip and maybe doing some strengthening exercises such as wrist curls or squeezing sponge balls in the palm of your hand. Speak to your coach though to see what he recommends

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    how old is a veteran?! That might well be me!

    I don't think there is much you can do with your wrist. If you are starting to hold the racket in a different way you probably need some time to build up the new muscles you're using. I used to do wrist curls with weights if that helps.

    Personally I would recommend resting the wrist until the pain goes away and then start playing with the correct grip and maybe doing some strengthening exercises such as wrist curls or squeezing sponge balls in the palm of your hand. Speak to your coach though to see what he recommends
    TO crosscourt:

    By veteran i was only meaning those who refuse to change and keep playing the same way. I honestly would call someone who keep learning "an apprentice" like in star wars regardless of the age.

    I been doing gym to strengthen my shoulder+forearm, that's why i don't have either elbow/shoulder. Foot problem start to come when i play single and i used to have to put foot in hot water, then again that does not happen anymore since i been strengthening my leg.

    Trust me on this, i am resting the wrist when it hurts and putting $$ for private coaching for correct grip. Me coach? He recommend practing different grip at home and he frankly say i would be improve (especially in double i think cos smash is more important than footwork which comes back to grip) unless i have the right grip.

    Hell, he even say my footwork is good enough in the sense that once i work out my grip, my level would shoot up straightaway. My underarm clear is quite accurate though.

    Still, i guess there's no substitue for rest+getting the right grip .

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