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01-20-2013, 04:15 PM #1
Overhead shot and Biceps tendinitis
I have been playing badminton for nearly 25 years and recently I have started developing
pain in my biceps. The pain gets really bad to the point where I have to stop playing and
need to recover for a day before I can play again. From what I have read and seen it
looks like I have developed biceps tendinitis. "Long head of biceps tendinitis is an
inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the upper end of the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder." Repetitive
overhead motions can lead to this problem.
Here is a link to a video:
I may follow some of the tips in this body building forum
Have any of you experienced the same problem? Any tips to help relieve the pain? Have
01-27-2013, 10:36 PM #2
Yes I definitely had some problems. In the video, you can see the same exercise I did: bend forwards, grab a dumbbell with the arm you're having problems with (use the other hand to support yourself) and make circular/8-shaped movements with your arm. I was a bit masochistic, because I definitely loved this exercise! It felt like such a relief! Next to that; getting rest is the best medicine unfortunately. The steroid injections really have to be the last solution, as they can really mess up your muscle memory for playing badminton. I also drank a lot of protein shakes which helped recovering the muscles.
01-27-2013, 11:39 PM #3
01-31-2013, 01:51 AM #4
yeah,i think so,I also drank a lot of protein shakes which helped recovering the muscles.good info to me
01-31-2013, 03:24 AM #5
Does this pain occur due to bad technique? I have this pain for some time now. I did a slo-mo of my forehand clear and felt the pain when i would bring my elbow forward to start the motion and during the pronation. Am i doing something wrong here?
02-12-2013, 10:40 AM #6
It maybe worth checking the tension of your rackets, if they are strung tight (ie: 26lbs or above), the shock produced from the lack of movement in the string bed when hitting shuttles goes down the arm, and over time can cause tendon pain, I get golfers elbow from when my rackets are strung at 27lbs or above, am down to 24lbs down and don't have any problems.
But each persons body/reaction will be different, so 27lbs might be my threshold, others will be different.
04-07-2013, 08:38 PM #7
Hi, I am a keen player, playing university badminton for a Midlands university, but for the past 2 years have been unable to play because of biceps tendonitis. I had a decent game anchored by a seriously big smash, which obviously i can't even think about doing at the moment without wincing!!!
I stopped playing because the pain was so bad and I was tensing up and not able to execute my shots anyway. I realised i was sort of learning bad technique while trying to play around it and i guess after 2 years, it's not going to heal of its own accord ...
So my questions are - Do you know any professional players who've got past this particular injury, (and how?)
How do you encourage it to heal? Any thoughts welcome.
04-07-2013, 10:17 PM #8
Please provide a picture and exact location of the pain so that we can help better.
04-08-2013, 07:37 AM #9
The pain isn't very localised, i feel a pain from an inch or so below the shoulder to the elbow, and sometimes a 'numbness' in the palm of my hand, which tingles like a mild electric shock. Hope that helps.