So pretty much I'm wondering what preventative measures and measure on the fly I can take to prevent bad pains.
My main problem area is my left shin. I have a weak left ankle which always bugs me after a few mins of play but afterabout an hour of playing a match the pain shifts to the innerside of my left leg. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to prevent or at least delay the sharp pain till later as this effects my game. Would putting like an Icyhot patch on my leg help? Or wrapping it beforehand like you see the pro's doing.
I can talk with real knowledge about playing with pain. I've been dealing with shoulder muscular pain for about 3-4 months. I'm gettin' rid of it just now with physio, but I still play through pain. I'd say sometimes it bugs me a lot, especially when I have to hit overheads. The serve is also weaker and I'm hitting a considerable number of DFs because of it. Even if I wanna go for it, I still feel that sting when I have to accelerate the racket. It's mentally exhausting, knowing it gets worse the more you play, but it also makes you adapt. At least I feel nothing when I'm through baseline exchanges and net approaches.
I hope that during the next 3-4 weeks I can get rid of it.
I'd say anti-inflammatories are the best way to go for chronic pains. I've taken even Arcoxia (with prescription of course), but it was heavy on the kidneys, so I stopped after the time required by the doc.
I would try to not worry about it if it's not that bad. But if it is, don't wrap something unless its killing you, literally. Its okay to wrap it if you wrap it every time, but if you get pain in a 3rd set of a serious match and your not use to wrapping things, don't.