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#199061 - 02/13/18 03:54 PM tennis elbow
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I have developed tennis elbow. Likely from bowling given the repetitive stress. The doctor didn't really offer much in advice from the typical ice, inflammatory meds and stretching. I suppose PT would be the next step. I have started using Castor Oil, which I hear has a healing affect on this tendon. I'm curious of any other bowlers out there who have suffered from this and their advice?

I do also do some basic stretches and have a tennis elbow support. Since it got worse (2 weeks ago) I have ceased bowling.

Thanks.

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#199062 - 02/13/18 04:39 PM Re: tennis elbow [Re: bpbowler]
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I can't give any advice about how to necessarily help relieve the pain beyond rest, dropping ball weight as mentioned in your other post, and whatever the doctor says. However, from the bowling side of things, you should check the fit of your ball. Also, check to see if you're muscling the ball instead of keeping a loose free swing. In theory, with proper fit and good technique it has been my experience that you should not have elbow pain/tennis elbow caused by bowling.

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#199063 - 02/13/18 05:23 PM Re: tennis elbow [Re: bpbowler]
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Mine was not from bowling. The only thing that worked on it was acupuncture, followed by home use of ice, and a Tens unit.
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#199081 - 02/15/18 07:39 PM Re: tennis elbow [Re: bpbowler]
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If this is bowling related, It's probably from you bending your elbow in the back swing. This happens, especially if you have dropped in weight.

First, I would get an elbow wrap and focus on getting your elbow straight in the swing.

Your are should be loose and not tight at all.
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#199083 - 02/17/18 03:58 AM Re: tennis elbow [Re: bpbowler]
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