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Liten
10-15-2016, 08:51 AM
After joining a tt-club I unintentionally changed my playing by some micro-adjustments.. going from what I now know was a pretty flat style of play to alot more spin oriented game.

This has caused a few problems.

1. I need new rubbers with more spin. :D
2. I get wristpains in these locations. Im thinking inflamation.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161015/ae34e99323c08d50d0c4904d767cd7a4.jpg

Should I just take a time out?

This has been going on for a few weeks. :(

JHB
10-15-2016, 11:10 AM
Resting it for a week or so might be a good idea, not to mention a bit of "Deep Heat." And lay off the flicks if you can !

vvk1
10-15-2016, 11:23 AM
From personal experience, one of the simplest and fun ways to strengthen your wrist/forearm is a powerball.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Powerball-Neon-Pro-Techno-Regular-Accessories/b?ie=UTF8&node=397989011


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCF8oM1m0_0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGGr2WCyC88

Archosaurus
10-15-2016, 11:41 AM
Are you deliberately using the wrist and tensing it?

UpSideDownCarl
10-15-2016, 01:41 PM
Resting it for a week or so might be a good idea, not to mention a bit of "Deep Heat." And lay off the flicks if you can !

That is good insight. Hahaha.

I think I have been told the backdrop to the story. Liten plays penhold with RPB and saw how good the guys at the club were at flipping the ball. So he started trying and, I think that is when the wrist problem started.

Is that right Liten?


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Tharindu Manawadu
10-15-2016, 01:55 PM
I think it's because now you are using some muscles much more than when you were playing before with you adjustment. I think muscles will be able to handle the extra work with time :o . When I started playing again after being absent from the sport for almost 4 years my whole hand and neck were in big pain but i played through. Things got normal after about 2 months.

Liten
10-15-2016, 04:18 PM
That is good insight. Hahaha.

I think I have been told the backdrop to the story. Liten plays penhold with RPB and saw how good the guys at the club were at flipping the ball. So he started trying and, I think that is when the wrist problem started.

Is that right Liten?


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Exactly!

But its forehand also.
I now try to inflict as much spin as I can to most balls just to get the hang of it. :rolleyes:

Tony's Table Tennis
10-15-2016, 10:24 PM
Liten, I suspect your thumb position on your grip.....

Liten
10-16-2016, 08:32 AM
Liten, I suspect your thumb position on your grip.....

Please elaborate! :)

loss
10-16-2016, 08:40 AM
:eek:

Tony's Table Tennis
10-16-2016, 09:00 AM
Please elaborate! :)

Can you provide a photo of how you grip it (both front and back) and how you grip it when FH shot and how you grip it when RPB

Tony's Table Tennis
10-16-2016, 09:02 AM
Another part, as I read it was from flipping (flicking) the ball, elbow position is also a part to play

I would say the RPB is a more natural flipping shot that a SH player, due to the way the wrist can move.
My first thought was technical error, thus causing injury, but this is almost impossible to tell over few words....

Liten
10-16-2016, 09:27 AM
Part of the problem for me is ive gone from a really straight game (mostly push, block, line-drivers and smashes) to much more spin oriented play. Most of these strokes are on FH. RPB flicking ive been doing succesfully for about 2 years. Works great. And I never put heavy spin on the ball using RPB.. im not at that level. So im guessing the FH is the bad guy in this drama..
Also: My blade is 100g clean. A beast! Great for the type of playing I did before, loads of extra power. Now.. naaaa.. not so much. Still feels like coming home, but its quite a heavy setup..

Tinykin
10-16-2016, 10:29 AM
But I will say that every advanced TT player suffers from wrist pain at some time or other.
The solution usually comes down to doing wrist exercises for strengthening and warmup. There are loads on the web and YouTube. Choose the exercise that you like and will continue performing.
I like the good old grip type wrist strengthener. It can be used whilst at your desk at work or simply watching anything.

One tip for TT is to use a mild wrist strap or a tight wrist sweatband when training. You can remove it for tournament play when you need that extra spin.