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Offline philip

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Tennis Elbow?
« on: December 15, 2004, 04:55:36 PM »
I've been getting a bit of ache or some weird feeling in my elbow recently..Is it tennis elbow?

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004, 09:34:52 PM »
Typically that is the case.  I had oit once in high school. I started hitting my forehands and in my follwo through my elbow was ending up higher than the racquet head.  I do not know how I picked up that bad habit, but I stopped shortly after because it was hurting like hell.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 08:00:24 AM »
damn! how long did you have it for Scott?

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 08:02:59 AM »
As soon as I stopped hitting the forehand wrong and corrected it, it went away almost immediately.  Your best bet is to try to take a few days off.  It is persists badly when I come back you may want to see a doctor.
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where does it hurt?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004, 02:41:36 PM »
Is the pain on the outside of the elbow or on the inside (closer to your body).  If on the outside, do you hit a one-handed backhand?  If I recall correctly, the outside pain is the classic tennis elbow whereas the inside (medial) pain is known as golfer's elbow.  Below is a link that I googled about the subject.  A friend of mine had a problem this past fall where he could not flex the arm all the way due to a form of bursitis.  Like Scott said, rest is always a good start but I'd be quick to see a doctor if it persists.  

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/elbow/a/tenniselbow.htm

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2004, 02:53:28 PM »
There is no pain on the outside. It feels like a tingly weird feeling inside. I use two-handed backhand.

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2004, 02:55:08 PM »
tingling is usually not part of tennis elbow as far as I know.  Usually pain.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2004, 03:28:27 PM »
Grrr.. Just got back home from running and now I think I've sprained my ankle somehow!!!!!! Looks like I'll not be playing tennis for awhile...

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2004, 05:27:39 PM »
Talk about hypochondriacs....lol just kiddin. Yeah, tuff br8ks dude. I remember earlier this summer I was preppin to go to a lil summer camp in hopes of being discovered by Pete Sampras (which never happened btw) and the day before I left, I developed shin splints and pulled a muscle in my shoulder. Needless to say, I was a BIT subdued and extremely pissed that I couldn't play hard enough to beat the people I played at camp...

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 06:03:07 PM »
that sucks!  Hang in there though, maybe this is what your wrist needs.

Talking about tough breaks.  The guy who owned the tennis club I used to hit at had a bad experience in high school his senior year.  

He was late for a tennis match, and scouts came there just to watch him.  Well, he got pulled over for speeding.  The officer asked him where he was going and the guy told him.  So the officer didn't give him a ticket, but held him long enough to miss his match.  That was in the 1980's.  You think people could sue for that now?  You never know...
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2004, 08:22:07 PM »
Speaking of suing, my sister was telling me about how some teacher  tossed one of his students a pencil or something and one of the students went back and told his mom and she told the mom of the kid the pencil was tossed to and the two of them got the teacher fired and are in the process of suing him as we speak. Keep in mind, the kid wasn't injured or harmed in any way by the tossed pen...

 ;;)  The things we get away with nowadays

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2004, 09:41:15 PM »
friggin crazy!
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2004, 10:22:26 PM »
back in the day, my math teacher tossed a metal chair at a student.  the kid dodged it, barely i might add, and picked it up and put it back, then he ran away into teh hallway.  nothing happened to the teacher . . .which is a good thing casue he was also my tennis coach.  good ole perillo.  you cant blame him, he was Irisish :))
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2004, 07:26:05 AM »
:lmao:

how times have changed...
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2004, 08:45:03 AM »
Quote from: "hummer23mm"
back in the day, my math teacher tossed a metal chair at a student.  
 

  If you can dodge a chair, you can dodge a ball!

 :))

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2004, 09:25:41 AM »
:)
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