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Harrison5191
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I wear a wrist band that stops vibrations from traveling from the wrist up to your elbow. It worked wonders for me. PM me for the brand name. I have recommended it to many other players that have had success as well. I also use overgrip to widen my grip. 

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Harrison5191
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I am trying to answer a PM but it says I’m not allowed...new to this, so any suggestions on how to respond?

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Jesse Malkin
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@harrison5191 I'll ask our developer to follow up with you.

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Michael Kinnear
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CBD has helped my plantars inflammation reduce by about 80 to 90%.

ProKennex shock absorption helped me reduce arm pain tremendously.  Lightweight feels fine for an indoor ball but for outdoor balls I feel less pain with a standard weight ProKennex paddle. 

I would also make sure you are generating your power from your weight transfer and core rotation rather than your arm.

Good luck!

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Michelle Malkin
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@michael-kinnear All good tips, thank you. I also use ProKennex Flight paddle - lightweight - and it has helped a bit. When I was drilling blocks yesterday, though, it aggravated my pickleball elbow!

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Jerry in Georgia
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Interested about you saying you went to a smaller grip. Has that had a positive effect? In most cases using a larger grip allows a looser grip on the paddle. Using a smaller grip should have the opposite effect. 
One other thing that can help is the way your hand grips the paddle. Your forefinger and middle finger shouldn’t be tight at all on the grip. Your ring finger and pinky should be doing most of the work. Doing this properly should help avoid a death grip on the paddle and also allow for a looser wrist and arm. 
Good luck.

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youngbraveheart
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I started playing pickleball August 2019 (with a tennis background of 50 years) and never had a shoulder problem or elbow problem - tennis or golfer's elbow. By October, my shoulder started bothering me and by November started developing a pain on the inside of my elbow (golfer's elbow). I had a brace for my shoulder and then this big bionic looking brace for my elbow.

Some how by January 2020, I got the idea of adding lead tape to my Wilson Tour BLX paddles, which was considered heavy at 8.8 ounces. I added 28 inches of half inch (0.5 grams per inch) lead tape to my paddles with edge tape to protect it. My paddles with an added overgrip weigh in at 9.6 ounces. (My tennis racquets weigh 10.2 ounces strung.) It was game changing because I could now hit with so much power like in my tennis and was hitting the baseline consistently. I also had touch in my volleys which I lacked before. (My unmodified paddles were too light.)

Most importantly, my shoulder problem and golfer's elbow all disappeared with my heavier modified paddles. THANK GOODNESS. The pain in my shoulder and elbow was making me give second thoughts about playing this new game.

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caseyrebel
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Michelle, here’s something I found that helps. I hope it helps you, too

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MhTwnNVcIlI

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