right handed player w/ left elbow pain

right handed player w/ left elbow pain

Post by Jon Myer » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I just recently started getting a recurring pain in my left elbow which feels
like a mild electric stimulation and which lasts 20-30 secoonds maybe twice  a
day. I am 37 years old and play on average 5 times a week March thru
October. Tennis elbow? Cancer? A potential excuse for poor play? Any
thoughts?
Many Thanks
Jon

 
 
 

right handed player w/ left elbow pain

Post by Don Harr » Fri, 25 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I just recently started getting a recurring pain in my left elbow which feels
> like a mild electric stimulation and which lasts 20-30 secoonds maybe
twice  a
> day. I am 37 years old and play on average 5 times a week March thru
> October. Tennis elbow? Cancer? A potential excuse for poor play? Any
> thoughts?
> Many Thanks
> Jon

\
I had it one year ago. Except on right inner elbow. Everyone said to rest
, so I did for no activity for 5 months. First round this year it was
worst.

Solution for me: Did push ups and held in mid cycle to apply some
pressure. I got on to a URL Physicians page who suggested physical
activity not rest. It worked. Also took ibuprofene before each round for
about three weeks. Now I don't need it.

I really believe that inappropriate swing characteristics originally
caused the problem, too much arm swinging. So I worked to improve my
swing. Do not, for me, bend the Left arm which shortened my already huge
Daly like upswing.

Result Elbow is 90% ok and I've shot 28 of my last 40 rounds in the
seventies. Never been there before this year.

Hope this helps.

 
 
 

right handed player w/ left elbow pain

Post by Yves Therrie » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I just recently started getting a recurring pain in my left elbow which feels
> > like a mild electric stimulation and which lasts 20-30 secoonds maybe
> twice  a
> > day. I am 37 years old and play on average 5 times a week March thru
> > October. Tennis elbow? Cancer? A potential excuse for poor play? Any
> > thoughts?
> > Many Thanks
> > Jon
> \
> I had it one year ago. Except on right inner elbow. Everyone said to rest
> , so I did for no activity for 5 months. First round this year it was
> worst.

> Solution for me: Did push ups and held in mid cycle to apply some
> pressure. I got on to a URL Physicians page who suggested physical
> activity not rest. It worked. Also took ibuprofene before each round for
> about three weeks. Now I don't need it.

> I really believe that inappropriate swing characteristics originally
> caused the problem, too much arm swinging. So I worked to improve my
> swing. Do not, for me, bend the Left arm which shortened my already huge
> Daly like upswing.

> Result Elbow is 90% ok and I've shot 28 of my last 40 rounds in the
> seventies. Never been there before this year.

> Hope this helps.

 I do agree with you to some extend. Elbow pain can also be the
resultant of high frequencies vibration at impact. Also push up
stimulates muscle at the upper end of the forearms while finger muscles
are attach to the elbow... Furthermore more attention should be on
strengthening the small finger of the left hand for right handed and the
opposite for left handed player.

Yves:)

 
 
 

right handed player w/ left elbow pain

Post by Yves Therrie » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I just recently started getting a recurring pain in my left elbow which feels
> like a mild electric stimulation and which lasts 20-30 secoonds maybe twice  a
> day. I am 37 years old and play on average 5 times a week March thru
> October. Tennis elbow? Cancer? A potential excuse for poor play? Any
> thoughts?
> Many Thanks
> Jon

 Do some fingers strenght exercises with a squash ball... after a couple
weeks, if the pain did not disappeard, consult a physician..
Yves
 
 
 

right handed player w/ left elbow pain

Post by Peter McNe » Tue, 29 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I just recently started getting a recurring pain in my left elbow which feels
>like a mild electric stimulation and which lasts 20-30 secoonds maybe twice  a
>day. I am 37 years old and play on average 5 times a week March thru
>October. Tennis elbow? Cancer? A potential excuse for poor play? Any
>thoughts?
>Many Thanks
>Jon

Are you folding your elbows properly during the swing?  On the
backswing your right elbow folds, on the follow-through your left
elbow folds (for right handers).  It's like you are hitch-hiking with
each arm.
If you are slicing the ball you may not be folding your left elbow in
the follow-through.  This is called the "chicken-wing" because your
elbow comes away from your left side too much, too early.

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