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Lateral Epicondylitis aka Tennis Elbow screwing up my game! - 12-23-2019, 11:29 AM

I can't break worth a damn or even put a good draw stroke on the ball.

This will be my explanation for my bad playing for next few months.

Feel free to incorporate this excuse into your pool world excuses as well.

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12-23-2019, 11:32 AM

My list is awful long, there may be just
enough room for one more.
Get your P.T. on and you will be good as new.
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12-23-2019, 11:35 AM

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Get your P.T. on and you will be good as new.
P.T.?

Panty tightener?





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12-23-2019, 11:45 AM

Physical therapy.
Vaginal desalination.
Undergarment sand extraction.
A switch from g-string to large lace granny panties.

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12-23-2019, 12:33 PM

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I can't break worth a damn or even put a good draw stroke on the ball.
I have it in my bridging shoulder. I miscued on a break last night and from then on I just decided to let my opponent break instead. Still got the cash but I did complain the whole time.

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hurt a long time!
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hurt a long time! - 12-23-2019, 01:02 PM

I got tennis elbow. Since I didn't quit playing pool it lasted a couple years. Generally laughed off, it can be quite painful!

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12-23-2019, 02:36 PM

I had it for over half of a year and it changed how I gripped the cue and forced me to play beteter position. Draw shots were the most painfull. I actually played a few weeks left handed at one point it bothered me that much. I worried it would not go away but it did. Try a wrap it helped.
  
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I had it for over half of a year and it changed how I gripped the cue and forced me to play better position. Draw shots were the most painfull. I actually played a few weeks left handed at one point it bothered me that much. I worried it would not go away but it did. Try a wrap it helped.
  
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12-23-2019, 02:43 PM

The fastest way to get rid of it is to quit playing until it heals naturally. Then start to pick up the game again.

The course of least time to playing well again is to quit playing and change to practice only without breaking.
  
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12-23-2019, 03:05 PM

There are a few things you can do. A steroid injection is a quick way to calm down the inflammation and reduce the pain, but if you keep doing what inflamed it in the first place, it will return. The next step is to get into physical therapy for stretching and strengthening of the common extensor tendon. It is a very slow process (6-12 month). You don't have to be in PT that whole time, but you will have to do the exercises on a daily basis, probably indefinitely. There are some other options (PRP injections, stem cells, surgical debridement, Tenex), but the results are not great. Best of luck!
  
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12-23-2019, 03:09 PM

I have fisherman's elbow. I'm right handed and it's in my bridge, (left), arm so not much bother playing pool.
I cast right-handed then switch rod to my left hand for fishing. Hurts like hell to hold the rod when I hook a good 'un.
  
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12-23-2019, 03:10 PM

Carpal tunnel is doing bad things to my game (30yr computer & electronics tech)....my left wrist has it worse (my bridge hand), and its pretty painful....surgery is the only fix....and I haven't had the nerve yet. I wish PT could fix it. Best of luck, man!


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pro tip - 12-23-2019, 05:03 PM

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I have fisherman's elbow. I'm right handed and it's in my bridge, (left), arm so not much bother playing pool.
I cast right-handed then switch rod to my left hand for fishing. Hurts like hell to hold the rod when I hook a good 'un.


OK, not a pro tip but I spent hundreds of hours a year on the water for years. Are you using a baitcasting reel? My brother is left handed, casts righty. After watching him fish and talking to him I swapped out to all "left handed" bait casting reels. Can't even guess how many fish I caught because I was ready to set the hook instead of being in the middle of swapping hands when my bait hit the water. Especially attack fish, Freshwater bass, redfish, flounder, all of the attack fish. If you hit really close to a fish you often get a panic strike too.

It would feel unnatural to fish any other way now. My fishing partner used spinning reels. As usual fishing salt we were both using two rods. Action was fast and furious and we ended up with both of us trying to reel in fish on the other's spare rod. It was so unnatural for both we damned near threw the rods at each other!

All my old favorite marsh holes are open water now. Boated fifty-five redfish between three of us one day and shook off many more at the boat with the limits on redfish and bull reds we were working with a half inch slot by the end of the day. Good times!

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12-23-2019, 05:44 PM

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OK, not a pro tip but I spent hundreds of hours a year on the water for years. Are you using a baitcasting reel? My brother is left handed, casts righty. After watching him fish and talking to him I swapped out to all "left handed" bait casting reels. Can't even guess how many fish I caught because I was ready to set the hook instead of being in the middle of swapping hands when my bait hit the water. Especially attack fish, Freshwater bass, redfish, flounder, all of the attack fish. If you hit really close to a fish you often get a panic strike too.

It would feel unnatural to fish any other way now. My fishing partner used spinning reels. As usual fishing salt we were both using two rods. Action was fast and furious and we ended up with both of us trying to reel in fish on the other's spare rod. It was so unnatural for both we damned near threw the rods at each other!

All my old favorite marsh holes are open water now. Boated fifty-five redfish between three of us one day and shook off many more at the boat with the limits on redfish and bull reds we were working with a half inch slot by the end of the day. Good times!

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Yes, baitcasters. I use all Ambassadeurs, cast right then swap rod to my left hand. All fishing done in Alabama - bass, stripers and hybrid stripes. I do have a left-handed reel that I flip with keeping the rod in my left, reel with my right.
Back to the elbow, the Ace arm band worn below the elbow is a huge help as well as home PT.
  
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12-23-2019, 06:00 PM

i havent read all the posts
i have had a bad case of tennis elbow
you have to shut it down for 2-3 months maybe longer
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