Wrist Injuries Plague Stars, Not Tennis Elbow

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    Apr 30, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    NYT: What should have been an exciting clash between two tennis titans was instead clouded by a white mass.

    Novak Djokovic, who had complained about pain in his right wrist earlier at the Monte Carlo Masters, took the court April 19 for his semifinal against Roger Federer with his right forearm heavily wrapped in white tape. Djokovic lost, 7-5, 6-2, but the outcome did not generate nearly as much concern as did worries about his long-term health.

    Although Djokovic said he would be able to return to competition at the Madrid Open next week, the wrist has long been a trouble spot for tennis players. And with the top players swinging harder and more frequently than ever, the wrist has become an increasingly vulnerable joint.

    Caroline Wozniacki, ranked No. 14, withdrew last week from the tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, citing a left wrist injury. No. 17 Sloane Stephens has also been hampered by a wrist injury this season. Laura Robson, a promising 20-year-old left-hander, had surgery on her left wrist recently and announced she would be out of competition at least through Wimbledon, which ends in July.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/sports/tennis/move-over-tennis-elbow-wrist-injuries-increasingly-plague-stars.html?ref=sports
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    Jun 27, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow and the orthopedic doctor told me I have to begin therapy beginning Wed.

    Anyone ever been through this? I've had the condition for 30 days, and the doctor told me that's nothing regarding the length of time it takes to recover.

    I'm scared. What can I expect from therapy and how long are we talking here for recovery?

    Thanks to any PT's who can offer advice and comfort.