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Badminton Elbow?
« on: October 12, 2010, 09:22:22 pm »
I play badminton but it looks like I may be invalided out for the near future. I keep getting a dreadful pain in my forearm, which don't get doing anything else. I laid off for a few months and it got better, been playing for a few weeks and it as bad as it was.  I am going to have to visit a physio, wondered if anyone recognises it as a condition?

Kim

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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 09:23:09 pm »
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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 09:43:34 pm »
I suspect the actions in badminton are not the same as in tennis and different muscles are likely to be troublesome.
It's probably best to see a sports therapist or discuss this with other badminton players. I doubt you'll be the first to suffer this way.

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 10:27:51 pm »
According to my book of sports injuries, tennis elbow is common in badminton, from having too tight an action.
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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 10:47:41 pm »
Umm thanks all. I had my suspicions, from the Wikipedia "at home test" it sounds very likely. Thankfully, at least I have a good sports physio to go to.

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 10:50:31 pm »
My mum got tennis elbow from playing darts.

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 08:42:28 pm »
My father had it from badminton.  It vanished after a weekend of heavy DIY involving a lot of screwdriver use.
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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 10:22:31 am »
I've got tennis/golf elbow (pain both inside and outside of joint). But it's in my left arm, whereas I'm right handed, and I don't play tennis or golf - or indeed do anything repetivive with my left hand.

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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 10:52:20 am »
Never had it Ham (despite playing badminton and tennis for years and years). Once you're fit again there's a court not far from here in SE1 that we sometimes use for a lunchtime game if you're interested...
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Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 12:45:27 pm »
Very interested.... if I ever return. I spent about 3 months off, but going back to it caused more trouble in less time and is taking longer to return to normal. This is the second bout.

Of course I could always go to a physio or some such....

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 01:23:20 pm »
This might be of interest

Tennis Elbow

a way to alleviate pain of tennis elbow using simple eccentric exercises.  Seems to work.

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LEE

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 03:42:53 pm »
Doctor put me on a course of Ibuprofen for a week which helped a lot.

It's not gone totally but it's a lot better (9 months since it started).

I triggered it by using one of those Powerball wrist strentheners, ironically I've seen then suggested as a therapy for Tennis Elbow.  When I first did it, it felt like someone had a soldering iron on my elbow, then it migrated into my forearm.  I could honk on my handlebars all day and yet couldn't pick up a pencil.  I think it should be called "Kettle Elbow" as that's where most people experience most trouble, picking up a kettle.

Using a PC mouse doesn't help with recovery, swap mouse hands.

lilly22

Re: Badminton Elbow?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010, 03:29:36 pm »
You can definitely get this from badminton. I’ve had to several times. I find the only cure is… rest! I know it’s a pain but really it’s the only thing that works.

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