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Lower bicep ache

I started playing badminton after long time. When I try to hit the shuttle hard my lower bicep starts aching. I do warm ups and stretches, but still lower part of bicep (little above the elbow) starts aching. Because of which I lose strength to hold the racquet. The pain vibrates down till the end of the arm (palm). If I rest the pain reduces completely with out taking any medicine. The next day again pain is back if I start hitting the shuttle hard again. If I don't hit shuttle hard I don't experience the pain at all.
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Dr. Vijay Bathina
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Hi..Increase the Warm-up time and cool down stretch time,include Arm specific stretches which will decrease the chances of Injury ,Stopping the play is not the solution just play lighter shots then once u feel u can play hard shots then you can!!! Slow and steady win the race..after every play use ice pack
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Venkat Raghav
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Hello....... forceful extension of arm away from shoulder could lead to tendon tear(sprain)...you better stop playing badminton for some days.... Do strengthening exercises like strengthening arms,lifting weights... Even if you play badminton play it in casual way..... Get pain persists get an x ray consult orthopedic doctor.
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Dr. Kiran S Murthy (PT)
Clinical Physiotherapist 20 yrs exp Bangalore
hi it is simple problem called as Tennis Elbow,for this use low weights like 2kg Dumbell's or fill 1ltr water bottlehold and keep the forearm on table without moving elbow ,from wrist give movement flexion /extension in supination and pronation.Or better consult the any physio near to ur place.And for few days use tenniselbow band or kinesiology taping with any physionear to ur place.
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