Wrist hurt when serve, protection?

Wrist hurt when serve, protection?

Post by W Ho » Sun, 21 May 1995 04:00:00


I am new to tennis play, and I love to serve as hard as possible. However, it
hurts (well, hurt once, hurt always...) when serve hard, on my wrist nearby
thumb (after you get hurt, you can still play, only you feel the pain when you
try to serve or push something, like push open a door).

Am I doing something wrong? I tried to do  some warm-up but it seems not working
well, maybe I shall "quit" tennis now? :)

(hehehehe, 3 month long tennis career?).

Thanks, and yes, tennis is fun! (I play soccer alot).

Will

 
 
 

Wrist hurt when serve, protection?

Post by Richard Huddlest » Mon, 22 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>I am new to tennis play, and I love to serve as hard as possible. However, it
>hurts (well, hurt once, hurt always...) when serve hard, on my wrist nearby
>thumb (after you get hurt, you can still play, only you feel the pain when you
>try to serve or push something, like push open a door).

Tendonitis is a pretty common complaint for the wrist, but your description
could fit bone, joint, tendon, ligament or muscle problems.  That's a pretty
broad set of possibilities, and trying to diagnose and/or recommend any
"cures" given your description wouldn't be a real smart thing to do.

Since I don't believe there's a sports medicine book specifically for tennis
--although there certainly might be--you can either pick up a normal sports
medicine book (e.g., The Sports Medicine Book, Gabe Mirkin MD) and hunt around
in there, or have a sports-centric physician look at it.

Another thing to do is to get yourself some lessons.  If it hurts, you're
not doing something right.

Richard

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Wrist hurt when serve, protection?

Post by Sammy L » Tue, 23 May 1995 04:00:00

: I am new to tennis play, and I love to serve as hard as possible. However, it
: hurts (well, hurt once, hurt always...) when serve hard, on my wrist nearby
: thumb (after you get hurt, you can still play, only you feel the pain when you
: try to serve or push something, like push open a door).

: Am I doing something wrong? I tried to do  some warm-up but it seems not working
: well, maybe I shall "quit" tennis now? :)

: (hehehehe, 3 month long tennis career?).

: Thanks, and yes, tennis is fun! (I play soccer alot).

: Will

I've playing tennis for 8, going on 9 years now.  When I first started,
my wrist used to hurt a lot too.  Don't know if I was doing something
wrong or my wrist was just too weak.  My wrist used to hurt when trying
to open a door or even turning on the water faucet.  What I then did was
used weights to build up my wrist muscle.  I grabbed a dumbell, maybe
5 lbs. or so and when sitting in my chair at work, I lay my wrist and the
dumbell over my knee and just do about 5 sets of 10 or so.  After a while
my wrist did not hurt at all because my wrist muscles got stronger.  I
always recommend this to people who complains of wrist problems.  Try it
and I hope it'll work for you.  Take care!

Sammy