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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Iván
02-26-2007, 05:06 PM
Any famous sufferers?

How bad is this disease? And has it ever ended a players career?:confused:

Byrd
02-26-2007, 05:12 PM
gasquet had it, and its not a disease.

GlennMirnyi
02-26-2007, 05:16 PM
Tennis elbow is usually an injury that amateurs suffer, not professionals.

Iván
02-26-2007, 05:17 PM
I know someone who has it but they dont play tennis?

They said its a disease of the bone.........

JustmeUK
02-26-2007, 05:33 PM
did Gasquet really have tennis elbow? he had an elbow injury but I don't recall that it was ever labelled as lateral epicondylitis.

tennis elbow really is an amateur's problem as it is a result of a combination of too stiff and light a racket with poor stroke production technique (trying to use too much wrist action on the backhand = typically a flicking motion)

I know someone who has it but they dont play tennis?

They said its a disease of the bone.........

actually it's not a disease of the bone. the name is a misnomer. it's actually an inflammation of the tendons of the extensor muscles of the wrist where they insert into the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Byrd
02-26-2007, 05:37 PM
did Gasquet really have tennis elbow? he had an elbow injury but I don't recall that it was ever labelled as lateral epicondylitis.

tennis elbow really is an amateur's problem as it is a result of a combination of too stiff and light a racket with poor stroke production technique.

The thing is, Gasquets backhands mechanics aren't technically good, thats why it resulted in him having to have surgery on his elbow when an injury occured.

alfonsojose
02-26-2007, 06:48 PM
I suffer from tennis knee :shrug:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-26-2007, 06:54 PM
ouch

i remember rios had tennis elbow after winning Key Biscayne 98, he was out of action for 1 month and a half

zicofirol
02-26-2007, 07:51 PM
Any famous sufferers?

How bad is this disease? And has it ever ended a players career?:confused:

pretty much only happens to amateurs, I had this problem once or twice :o , you just play out of it, its not really career threatening...

The_Nadal_effect
02-27-2007, 08:09 AM
pretty much only happens to amateurs, I had this problem once or twice :o , you just play out of it, its not really career threatening...

I dont know how many of you have heard of Cricket (its not an american sport), but the world's best batsman Sachin Tendulkar has it...very regularly.

JustmeUK
02-27-2007, 08:29 AM
I dont know how many of you have heard of Cricket (its not an american sport), but the world's best batsman Sachin Tendulkar has it...very regularly.

Last I looked cricket wasn't tennis.

Truc
02-27-2007, 08:52 AM
The thing is, Gasquets backhands mechanics aren't technically good, thats why it resulted in him having to have surgery on his elbow when an injury occured.Gasquet didn't have surgery on his elbow, there was a "fissure" in his elbow and he had to rest to cure it.

Action Jackson
02-27-2007, 09:09 AM
Baghdatis had problems with his elbow in Chennai 05 and almost withdrew from the qualies of the AO that year. Then he was out for 3 months after the tournament with the elbow problem and surgery would have meant 6 months out.

The_Nadal_effect
02-27-2007, 02:13 PM
Last I looked cricket wasn't tennis.

Well, I dont think tennis elbow is an 'only tennis' thing but is generally attributed to a specific condition of the elbow in sports that deters the player's performance.