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03-24-2008, 09:16 PM
I may have tennis elbow, has anyone else experienced this? What helps it?

03-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Ed McGovern would be a good one to talk to.

bub hill7
03-24-2008, 09:40 PM
I used to lift weights pretty seriously about 15 years ago and got miserable tennis elbo in my right elbo. I was used to working through pain in sports but this kept getting worse. I finally went to the doctor and he said tennis elbo is an enflamed tendon that runs along the elbo. He gave me anti-inflamatories (strong ibuprofens) and said to back off any activity that causes the pain until it subsides. I quit lifting heavy and just went to lighter weights and more reps. Good luck Brandon, I know it hurts!

03-24-2008, 09:48 PM
I have experienced this for years, so bad at times I could not even lift my arm to shift my car. I feel for you. It's not fun. :roll:

There are compresses that fit around the forearm, just below the elbow that really help with this. Should cost less than $10 at Wal Mart. Bub is right, doping up on NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) like ibuprofen, aleve, etc., will help while out on the course. Really, the main thing to do is to stop doing what is causing it and give it time (a week or two at least) to rest and heal.

For me, this always happened when I wasn't throwing forehand with proper technique. When I cleaned up my technique, it went away, FWIW.

03-24-2008, 10:52 PM
That is why I stopped thowing forhand/sidearm. I finally blew-up my elbow at the otter creek tournament and went to the doctor the following week. Basically the same as everyone else has said. Stop the activity for a couple of weeks, IBs (I was prescribed 3 200mg tablets 3X a day with each meal) and a brace with a "pillow" from wal-mart. The little pillow thing is key. The brace by itself doesn't really do all that is needed. The little pillow puts pressure on the correct tendons. Either on top of the forearm or under the forearm. Good luck.

03-25-2008, 07:34 AM
Hey Jason,

That's what I meant when I said that for me, when I corrected my technique, my tennis elbow went away. Also, those things from Wal Mart put pressure both on top and on the bottom of the forearm. (It wraps around and "squeezes" the forearm by being a "U" shaped peice of plastic.)

03-25-2008, 07:59 AM
I don't think that I have ever seen the U-shaped braces. I have seen the strip that wrap around and then double back and velcro to make a complete loop. That's is what I was talking about was the strip but has a little pocket to slide the pillow thing into. The strip by itself doesn't put pinpoint pressure on any tendon, it just squeezes the whole forearm. I will go and check out the u-shape one the next time I'm in there.

03-25-2008, 07:16 PM
Thanx guys I'll have to check them out. I think the reason for this happening has to do with my follow through. I been droping my elbow through my swing, so says Mick. Also I beleive throwing a destroyer with bad form gives the disc a good meaning to its name cause thats what its doing to my elbow. I don't have enough arm speed anymore to throw one and when I shank it its tearing up my elbow. Players beware... if you ain't got the armspeed disc down,it won't go far if you can't throw it. I'm going back to speed 10 discs...starfires, starfireLs, beasts and orcs.Thats were its at for me. :mrgreen:

bub hill7
03-25-2008, 07:47 PM
Welcome back to my world Brandon, the club is groing!!

03-26-2008, 01:50 AM
Sorry to hear about your elbow Brandon. Mine's been acting up also, I don't think it's tennis elbow, but it's almost like I overextend it. When I snap a solid putt it's hurts also. I think it's mainly due from playing like crazy recently I hope. With the bg ams coming up, I'm just gonna fight through it and kick some serious smurf this weekend :mrgreen:
Can't wait!
the 502 needs to represent this weekend :twisted: :twisted:

03-26-2008, 06:26 PM
Yes I'm back in the club, I hope to beat this injury though. My chiropractor told me I have the spine of a 46 year old injured man. I'm a partial old fart and one heck of a whiner. :mrgreen:

03-27-2008, 07:33 AM
I understand your pains. Two years back I broke my neck and bulged and twisted a vertebrate in my low back. My neck doesn't bother much me but my back is in constant pain. I just muscle through it (no meds or exercises) but it really gets to me sometime. I also tore my rotator cuff as a kid and it acts up every once in a while. I'm right there with you bro. :fiddle: What's wierd though is if I DON'T play disc golf for a couple days...my back starts hurting REALLY bad. That's what I tell the wife anyway. :lol:

03-27-2008, 09:56 AM
My back started out as bulged disc and ended up herniated(smashed). Whatever you do don't lift anything over 30-40lbs, thats what made mine worse. Thats the price we pay to walk upright. :wink:

03-28-2008, 01:05 AM
Brandon, my father is a tennis player. He has tennis elbow. His began when he was in his 40's and still has it to this day. He is now 73. At the time, he was a serious tennis player, and at the height of his ability. He took vitamin B17 injections back then. It worked, but to what degree he has never said. He also had anti-inflamatory injections too. And yes, he had to lay-off tennis for quite some time. Afterward, he really never regained his competitive edge as he once had. But now, he still plays whenever he can, but now its his hip. Sucks getting old. Anyway old friend, get in touch with me if the pain is more than you can handle. Tennis elbow if im not mistaken is the loss or teiring of the white tendon connecting the muscle to the bone, and yes, my father used a compression wrap over top of the wrist area where the pain was most accute.

My suggestion is to go to ultralight discs if you play. And put emphasis on the short game for now.

Best of luck ole bud and call me anytime if you want additional info regarding the above-mentioned.

Drive for show, putt for dough.

ed - dro "over & out"

Hitchhiking Across The Galaxy

03-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Ed, you know better. You never use "over and out" at the same time. That is only done in the movies. :nono: