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Out of Action with a busted elbow...

I am sad to say that I have busted my elbow playing tennis yesterday... I am feeling excruciating pain in my playing elbow. Even while I type, there is some pain. I believe it could be tennis elbow which I had before. It was cured simply by switching racquets. The last racquet which caused me that problem was the Donnay Pro One Limited Edition mid sized racquet which was a very stiff racquet...

The feeling and pain I had in the past was slightly different however to the one I am experiencing now. I felt some pain sometime last week but thought it might go away... Unfortunately, it didn't. I stopped playing for a couple of days and tried playing again yesterday. While hitting a forehand I felt excruciating pain shot up my elbow, actually it seems originating from just above my elbow joint which is a throbbing/numbness kind of pain. I guess I would have to lay off a couple of weeks to avoid some serious injury. I have thus devoted more of my spare time contributing to the
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Hi John,

Thanks for your comments... The thing is I have been playing tennis for nearly 15 years and I've only experience this problem twice so far. Both with different racquets the Donnay Pro One Limited Edition Midsized racquet and the Babolat Pure Drive Standard. My question is if it is my stroke mechanics, won't it already show up earlier instead of just now?

Secondly, the pain is primarily felt when I hit a forehand and NOT a backhand. On the contrary I can drive a solid backhand without feeling much pain. Besides laying off, I am also massaging the injured area with ice and deep heat rubs. I believe in my case it is either due to the stiffness of the racquet or the grip size issue which I had with the Babolat Pure Drive.

Somehow, I feel that this might be a different injury, as I have no problem holding a cup or gripping things it is only when I twist and extend my arm that I feel the pain.

Thanks again...


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