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04-11-2010, 09:20 AM #1
Is this injury??
duno whether is this an injury...
Whenever after i finish a badminton game(3sets or so)
My hand starts too ache,
it is a very stinging pain located between my elbow to the shoulder(should be the tricep-bicep) part.
The pain is quite random,
sometimes it aches after a game for that day and some time it doesn't..
My racket is currently strung at 23-25lBS which the stringer reccomended at my current build...(physical)
Is there anyway to cure this injury or what has caused it(wrong swing, racket tension too high)
04-11-2010, 10:29 AM #2
More description implies better solutions
From what you describe (random pain with not a specific location in arm), this looks like a muscle problem. There's a lot of muscles in shoulder that contribute to the pain area you mentioned (the arm before elbow). Most likely would be Teres Minor and the Supra-spinatus..
For the time being .. Rest for some time till the pain goes off. Then try a massage, I think there are contractions (tight muscles in spasm) in your back muscles. Then try working on strengthening your back muscles..
I don't know how well your technique is. But I would suggest using a rather flexible racket than your current one. So when u swing back your back muscles don't have a hard time. If you can't have another racket, then lower the tension of your strings by a a pound or more atleast, so its ok if you don't take a full swing and use the string spring .. but this is not ideal badminton.
PS: just my opinion/experience/studies or what worked with me. I am not a professional. please see a professional, no ownerships.
04-11-2010, 04:37 PM #3
It is true that there isn't enough information in the original post to conclude anything.
Mamapoko, you should definitely ask someone about your swing technique. And it wouldn't hurt to talk to a physiotherapist or exercise trainer about your back/shoulder strength.
Finally it wouldn't hurt to try a lower tension, if this current racket is strung higher than before. Perhaps you are having to put too much "oomph" into each shot. Best of luck.
04-12-2010, 07:00 AM #4I think there are contractions (tight muscles in spasm) in your back muscles. Then try working on strengthening your back muscles..
Thanks for ur help.. I'll try to find a chinese bone locator(should be called like that)
04-12-2010, 07:03 AM #5
Do you mean the power placed in each shot?
Recently my coach corrected my swing,
he said i was swinging from the side instead from the top at the highest point.(I've been playing like that for more that 2 years now)
Could it be that my body is adapting to the change in technique??
Well,Best of wishes to you too!
04-12-2010, 06:32 PM #6
It could very well be that you are adjusting to the new technique.
And yes, "oomph" meant power. ("oomph" isn't a universal word??)
Definitely do as shubhanan suggests and get your shoulder/back seen (and not only manipulated by a "bone-cracker") and learn some strengthening exercises that you can do at home.
for example: http://www.shoulder-pain-management....exercises.html
04-13-2010, 12:05 PM #7
The tort game is real big since the mid-90s thus mass tort players are just around the bend!
...and ''oomph'' could mean object-oriented multi (and single) physics problems in the programming world. Ha ha, it could mean Over and Out (then flooring it) Miles Per Hour leaving everyone rooster-tailed!
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