tennis elbow?

ive been getting pain in my elbow and wrist from kind of wailing on the ball.. i like to hit it hard but i think my swinging form is a bit off, and my elbow and wrist are getting yanked in ways they arent supposed to be.. is there any kind of brace to help me straighten my form? thanks

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  1. tclogic101, 03 February, 2010

    Hey Chris… You may actually have given yourself the start of a hairline fracture from one of your hits and if you have then you need to lay off 2-3 days and let it heal. If it seems more like tennis elbow etc.. then consider that you are ‘wailing’ on the ball and for some people that means they are waiting till the last second and swinging as hard as they can. If you are hitting the ball even just a little bit late on your backhand that can easily give you tennis elbow as well as hurt your wrist. Good solid power tennis is done by footwork (center of mass moving into the ball), hip, torso and shoulder rotation and NOT by freezing your position followed by swinging your arm fast. As far as equipment goes, if you like using your power to hit hard you need a stiff ‘control’ racket to keep the ball going where you want it too and also a tight string tension helps…. but be forewarned that a good control racket is stiff with tight strings and offers no forgiveness to off hit balls or improper bio-mechanics… A good tennis pro could, in a half hour lesson, could analyze your ‘wailing on the ball’ and be able to point out why it hurts as well as give you some tips on how to hit even harder if that’s your goal.
    You might be able to find a brace that helps but it won’t correct the errors.
    …… in short: "Hit the ball out in front of you and all your troubles will go away….."
    …Tom

  2. Feliz, 03 February, 2010

    You can go to a store where they sell stuff to get rid of tennis elbow try academy i’m not exacly sure where to get them other wise.
    My brother had tennis elbow and it was because the grip was to big that could be one of the reasons and the racket could just be to heavy

  3. Kevin, 03 February, 2010

    At some drug stores they sell them. Also, you should ice your forearm. I suggest you take a bit from tennis a bit. You should google tennis elbow exercises to look for ways to strengthen your forearm.

    You may have a grip that is too small or too big. It may also be that you have an extremeley stiff reacquet. However, those are possible reasons that a tennis player gets tennis elbow. If you don’t play tennis, then I don’t know how you got it.
    Good luck!

  4. Jack Meoff, 03 February, 2010

    This isn’t exactly what your were asking about, but it is some good information about tennis elbow and a good way to treat it.

    http://curetenniselbow.org/your/treatment.php

    Additionally, cold (or low level laser) may be a treament option.

    Good luck and take care of it in some way.

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