Hockey Talk - Inline & Ice Warehouse  

Go Back   Hockey Talk - Inline & Ice Warehouse > The Game of Hockey - Questions, Discussions & Leagues > Help Me!
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 22nd, 2012, 04:58 PM
RyanP1121 RyanP1121 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 10
Default Left Elbow Hurts

I've been playing a few times a week recently and every time I play, my left elbow starts to hurt really badly from shooting. I end up icing it when I get home, it feels better, then flairs up when I play again. I believe this is mostly happening from the wrist shots I am taking.

Is there anything I need to look for in my wrist shot to make sure that I don't put undue pressure or movement on that left elbow? BTW, I'm a righty, so it is my top hand on the stick.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:15 AM
Vet88 Vet88 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 305
Default

Sounds like something similar to tennis elbow or rsi. You have stressed the tendons in the elbow and every time you repeat the action it starts to hurt again. Rest is the only answer, give up wrist shots for a couple of weeks and see if it starts to improve.
Worst case scenario is joint problems which would require a mri or similar to diagnose.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:22 AM
RyanP1121 RyanP1121 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vet88 View Post
Sounds like something similar to tennis elbow or rsi. You have stressed the tendons in the elbow and every time you repeat the action it starts to hurt again. Rest is the only answer, give up wrist shots for a couple of weeks and see if it starts to improve.
Worst case scenario is joint problems which would require a mri or similar to diagnose.
After reading online, I'm pretty sure it is tennis elbow. It seems to be one of those things that I may have to just deal with. Not playing for a few weeks isn't gonna happen right now :)

I am trying to break down my technique to see if it is something that I am doing wrong to cause this, but I don't think I am. My wrist shots aren't fluttering and for the most part I have been satisfied with them. After shooting around for a little while though, my elbow is in enough pain that I am losing significant power on my shots.

I did see some sort of tennis elbow support bandage at target for 10 bucks that I might try. This is a pretty annoying injury, but one that I will try and play through.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 7th, 2012, 02:56 PM
rusty shackleford rusty shackleford is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 31
Default

be careful! i learned the hard way of trying to play through pain. i didn't realize it but i had tendonitis in my ankle a couple years ago and tried to play through it. after a few more games, my ankle hurt so bad i went to the dr and found i had partially torn tendon. took me 4 months to recover before i could skate again. damage would have been very minimal if i would have just rested at the first sign of pain.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.