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Thread: elbow pain after/during playing
06-03-2010, 03:09 PM #1
elbow pain after/during playing
I bought a new Racket some time ago and now my elbow hurts every now and then.
I play abour 3 hours on monday and about 2 hours on tuesday. It's starts to hurt while playing on tuesday. On monday it's fine. The pain always goes away after one or two days, but it's still really annoying.
My old racket is a Muscle Power 25. I've stringed it with bg65. The tension is 9,5kg, about 21 lbs.
My new racket is an Arcsaber 7. It is stringed with nanogy 95. I don't know what the tension is, but the tension feels a bit lower when I press on it with my finger. It's still the factory string.
Would it be a good idea to restring the new racket with bg65 and a tension of 9,5kg instead of the nanogy 95? Would it be possible that my elbow starts to hurt a bit because of the lower factory tension?
I read in other threads that higher tension can create pain, but it's actually the racket with the lower tension that is causing the pain.
It would be nice if anyone could help me with this.
Last edited by bowi12; 06-03-2010 at 03:13 PM.
06-03-2010, 03:16 PM #2
stiffer rackets can also cause pain. do you notice whether it takes more effort to do back to back clears?
06-03-2010, 03:22 PM #3
It does take a little bit more effort. Although it is easier now then it was in the beginning. I've got this racket for about half a year. In the beginning I thought I just needed to get used to it, but it is not getting better (not worse either).
Last edited by bowi12; 06-03-2010 at 03:28 PM.
06-03-2010, 07:17 PM #4
Arc 7 should not be stiff...
Have you changed your technique? Sounds like you're overextending your elbow when you strike.
06-03-2010, 09:19 PM #5
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06-04-2010, 12:25 AM #6
06-04-2010, 01:37 AM #7
So over extending your elbow is bad. Do you need to keep it bend during the whole stroke.
06-04-2010, 02:45 AM #8
Yah, sometimes if you try to hit/smash too hard, you can overextend the elbow to the point of lock-out. That overstresses the joint and would be bad.
Normally in a shot, the elbow starts out flexed and quickly extends out to hit the bird. Just make sure the elbow is still at least slightly (maybe 5-10 degrees) bent at impact, and even on follow thru is not allowed to lock-out.
06-04-2010, 03:09 AM #9
Stiff racket really can cos pain in the elbow? Like Nanospeed 9900?
06-04-2010, 12:09 PM #10
Another thing to look out for is the change in grip size. If the grip is too small or too big, then this can cause you to hold the racket differently.
06-04-2010, 05:06 PM #11
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