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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2016, 10:02:40 PM »

Ah another fellow sufferer! I knew there was a few of us...
Did it go away on its own?

Eventually yes but i think wearing a support when playing helps, although does restrict movement slightly.  I think if you just ice the area and don't grip anything too tightly and stock to physio exercises it should sort itself out.  I kept aggravating mine by lifting up shopping bags!!
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 07:30:00 AM »

I've managed to regain a little of my throwing arm, by working on shoulder exercises over the last couple of years.
I used to be able to throw miles, but it literally went over night!
But saying that my grip strength and wrists are knackered now, which I'm putting down to driving 50k a year.
I've got a hospital app today, so I'm hoping something can be done and not just old age/abuse/mis use etc
I'm 49, was hoping I could carry on playing a little longer
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2016, 10:26:14 AM »


Out of interest...did you get all the power back in your arm after the rehab was done?

Probably doesn't count as I didn't start playing cricket until my mid thirties but I actually have a better throw now than as a nipper. In my first season of play I damaged my rotator cuff. As part of my (self imposed) rehab I trained my throwing technique during the winter (high elbow, more use of wrist etc). Normal stuff - find a brick wall and a rubber ball and practice hitting one of the bricks from 5/10/20m back for 5 or 10 minutes in a lunch break. Not much use to the team as I'm normally stood behind the stumps but I play the low level which often requires extra fielders on the opposite team so its worth being able to throw back to the stumps with just enough delay to make sure your teams batsman gets in on time :)

I've had my share of injuries and I have found that given consistent training I have been able to come back just as strong from each one. It just takes a shift in attitude to accept its going to take longer and you might have to adapt a bit. e.g. 12 months ago I had a double distal fracture to my collarbone. Its taken 9 months to heal properly but by doing my rehab along the way I can now do more pull ups than I could before the break (17) and my bowling is arguably better (I have gone from a medium-fast spray the ball all over bowler to a trundling line and length bowler hitting middle and off -useful in net sessions). Keep your spirits up and try to adapt with it to make you a more effective player.
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2016, 06:41:23 PM »

Just back from hospital and they've said I have arthritis in my left thumb and golfers elbow on my right arm.

Got a feeling I'm gonna be following this thread closely
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2016, 07:06:16 PM »

All I can say brother is that's two of us in the same week!!

and it looks like we are in for the long haul from the problems the others have had
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2016, 07:22:13 PM »

Since 2014, my right elbow (throwing arm) hurts whenever I would throw. If I am bowling and exerting full arm force, it hurts.

In 2014, I went to my Doctor who got x-rays, blood test etc done and said its nothing but pain was always there.

Whenever, I stop playing cricket or do anything where I have to throw, I'm fine. On Sunday we had fielding drill (for first time) and it was hurting again.

Is this golfer elbow? Going by what I have read online/here, seems like I have it too!
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2016, 07:43:09 PM »

It might be,it might not be...but anyway welcome to the club  :)

*****for all the players reading this who can ping it in from virtually anywhere and thud it into the keeper,you know that 'thud' sound, do us a favour and next time you ping it in have a little smile to yourself******

Because one day you might not be able to do it.

I wonder if anyone has ever learned to throw it in with the opposite arm!! Just a thought !!

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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2016, 07:50:30 PM »

@northernmonkey

Sorry to hear. What were you hoping to hear at hospital?

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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2016, 07:57:39 PM »

Definitely not arthritis in my thumb!
They can sort the pain with either injections or when it gets really bad removing a bone, but there's nothing they can do for the pincer strength .
I'm thinking that now,it's damage limitation, no catching practice pre season for a start

I'm back in the gym after years away, and I feel that's helped, just doing old man routines,(from you tube)

The throwing I can handle , but not having the strength to hold the bat is the scary thing
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2016, 07:58:16 PM »

@coverdrive and others:

Have a look at this and see if the story fits:

http://www.sheffieldhandandelbowpain.com/elbow-pain/what-is-elbow-pain/golfers-elbow

If you have golfers elbow, then this isn't an illness that's befallen you, this is an injury that sadly, you've caused yourself.

As I said earlier, it needs healing, then strengthening with correct physio and aforementioned therapies.

And then it needs "correcting", if possible, to stop it happening again (or you doing it to yourself again). There isn't much a doctor or the hospital can do about it, sadly.

Not cheering, but it must be nice to know it's not a sign of there being something wrong with you, but more a sign that you're either doing something wrong, or doing something your body is not coping with the demand of.

Pros nowadays have such close monitoring and coaching that they can nip a lot of these problems in the bud and correct their techniques etc. and they still get injuries!

This is all assuming that diagnosis is correct etc etc and all the usual disclaimers about diagnosing on Internet and self diagnosis etc

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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2016, 08:01:44 PM »

Our power grip comes from our little and ring fingers (hence the most redundant finger for a right hander is your left index finger). You can almost think of this (golfers elbow) as a sort of repetitive strain type injury, with a build up of tears and inflammation causing the pain.

Steroid injections can settle the inflammation and help with the pain BUT do nothing towards healing or correcting things. The idea is, that with the pain controlled, you can do he physio properly to help strengthen and heal the inflamed and damages tendons.

Hope all this makes sense. Have you had knocks to your thumb in the past?


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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2016, 08:11:20 PM »

Knocks to the thumb, a cricket ball hitting it for 40yrs!
2x bad car crashes,(gripping steering wheel on impact)
Structural steelworker,hod carrier,landscape gardener etc

Not done myself any favours
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 08:49:55 PM »

Knocks to the thumb, a cricket ball hitting it for 40yrs!
2x bad car crashes,(gripping steering wheel on impact)
Structural steelworker,hod carrier,landscape gardener etc

Not done myself any favours

well, i wouldn't be hard on yourself - we none of us live our lives wrapped in cotton wool. i've rarely taken a knock to the thumb but have done my ring finger a few times, mis-timing catches.

was just trying to work out why you would get OA (or wear, tear and repair arthritis) so young.

but now that you say you've taken lots of knocks to your thumb, it makes sense - bit like how running shoes wear out quicker than dress shoes (unless you go to loads of posh dinners of course).

thats a lot of different jobs you've had!

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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 09:00:13 PM »

Thanks for the link banners, that's really useful and exactly what some of us have.
Some good advice on here from you and others.

I think it's safe to say some of us are in a pretty long term healing process, or to put it another way...there's no quick fix..
Which is want we want but can't have
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Re: Golfer's elbow !
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2016, 09:02:23 PM »

Ha ha
Window cleaner,bus driver,bag tackler,lift engineer,upholsterer,sales
Jack of all master of none.

The doc just smiled when I told him

Any thoughts to help going forward most welcome
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