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    Unhappy Problem with forearm

    I seem to always develop a stiffness in my forearm from hitting shots. This even seems to happen when Im hitting while only warming up. Can someone tell me what I might be possibly doing wrong? My forearm tenses up such as when you are working with weights and curling with your wrist. Is my problem due to using too much of my wrist for hitting? This confuses me though as I think and remeber that badminton is said to be a wristy sport.

    Responses would be very helpful.

    Thank you

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    First question, do you use an all steel racquet?...
    If so, I suggest you buy a lighter racquet like graphite shaft and aluminum head.
    If not, it's probaly that you don't stretch properly.
    If that's not it too, I hope someone else knows why.

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    This happens to me

    Just that when i play 5 days a week or something like that. My wrist gets sore and tenses up. Or even after 2 days rest it still tenses up.

    maybe technique or not enough rest.

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    I always make sure to stretch my entire arm out before playign because this problem always happens. I also use a very light racket. [Yonex Tisp sr] Could using too much of the wrist to hit cause the stiffness. I also forgot to comment that this happens the worst when I try to drive the bird.

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    Default racquet stiffness and string tension

    are you using a stiff racquet and high string tension? this could be a cause for the problem. see if you can try a different racquet that has more flex, or try reducing the string tension next time you restring.

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    Default Re: racquet stiffness and string tension

    Originally posted by badrad
    are you using a stiff racquet and high string tension? this could be a cause for the problem. see if you can try a different racquet that has more flex, or try reducing the string tension next time you restring.
    really?? is there a way to get around that? like... work out your arm more?

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    Default re: workout your arm

    i guess strengthening the wrist is one way, but the real remedy is to evaluate your stroke technique. having proper stroke should eliminate any soreness or pain (other than over-exertion or tiredness). would have to take a look at how you stroke currently to see what you might be doing wrong.

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    Two possible causes of aches in the forearm are: you are using your wrist too much in the shot, let it relax and move naturally as a consequence of pronating your forearm; your grip is too thin, many players play with a thin grip leading to them having to grip the racquet too hard, this will give you 'tennis elbow.'

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    How's tennis elbow feel like? I've never got it before

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    I think the problem could be in the tension of your muscles.

    Try to relax the arm and use a very relaxed grip right until the end of the swing.

    Maybe that will help.

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    Originally posted by TDotSmAsHer
    How's tennis elbow feel like? I've never got it before
    good, try to keep it that way!

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