Tennis Wellbow is a new product to the tennis market designed to alleviate the dreaded tennis elbow problem. According to the NHS, tennis elbow is..
clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the elbow. It often happens after overuse or repeated action of the forearm muscles near the elbow joint. You may notice pain on the outside of your elbow, which may travel down your forearm when:
- lifting or bending the arm
- when holding small objects, such as a pen
- when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a pitcher
You may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm. Tennis players will recognize tennis elbow symptoms and pain. It can be downright excruciating at times and often the best remedy for tennis elbow is rest. Unfortunately, many tennis players struggle to lower the racket enough to allow the injury to heal. I’ve tried tennis elbow before and while I was able to play with it, after tennis my arm would be in agony, ice, painkillers and rest seemed to be the order of the day. I did a huge amount of personal research to find out what the causes and solutions were. I enjoyed lots of rest, softer tennis strings, acupuncture, physical therapy and taping. I’ve found that when I play less in the winter my body heals, which is great.
This is a device that allows me to strengthen my arms/hamstrings to prevent injury. It works by gliding over the thumb and index finger and moving the fingers in a stretching action. I found that I could do this activity while doing something else, which made it really useful. Subconsciously, I could do my own business/work while working on my tennis elbow, which is great.
One thing I am sure of is that to improve the condition of the elbow you need to dedicate yourself to strengthening the ligaments in the elbow. This is not an overnight solution or a golden bullet that causes immediate results. Working on tennis elbow with Tennis Wellbow requires discipline and a lot of hard work. I think the results will be cumulative over weeks and weeks of repetition. If that helps you stay on the court and keeps you away from the surgeon’s scalpel, it’s certainly worth a try.
Good Vibe Tennis Shock Absorber
When I play tennis, I wear a shock absorber. I find that the sound of a racket without a damper is hard on my ears and doesn’t help my game much. I would certainly prefer to have a damper in terms of sound and overall comfort. I typically use the button-type tennis racquet vibration dampers that fit the string bed right in the middle. Every now and then I use scorpion-type dampers that spread over more strings. These dampers give a softer feel than the button damper.
So, as you can see in the new Good Vibe, they’re a little different than normal tennis racquet dampers. The shock absorber is a boomerang-like shape and sits right on the underside of the racket. Common tennis racket vibration dampers can be quite difficult to attach to the strings. This product is a little more difficult to attach. Let me put it this way; you might struggle to put this on the string bed in a transition. There’s a knack for putting that on the strings. It takes time, but once you do it, it really gets really comfortable on the ropes and feels like it will never come off. A huge positive.
This damper fits better than other dampers I’ve used. It dampens vibrations better than I’ve experienced it before. Its location and distribution across the strings seem to cover many strings in the sweet spot of the main piece as such. If you suffer from tennis elbow, try this shock absorber.