Shoulder pain

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Last updated 3 years ago

Loren Hemstock

Loren Hemstock Asked 3 years ago

I am 46 years old and having a hard time keeping up with the younger guys. My biggest problem is my shoulder pain. Is there any exercises I can do to strengthen my muscles? Am I using bad form? I don’t want to quit. I love the game so much. Thanks for the videos.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Loren,

I hope this works itself out for you.

I don't have any expertise in that area.  However, the thing that you can try is relaxing the shoulder as much as possible when you play.  You will find that you need very little work form the shoulder and think more about generating your strokes from your core and just allowing the arm to swing through easily.  Try this without the ball to start with.  See how little effort you can take to make the stroke.  Then see if there is still pain when you do that.

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 3 years ago

Maybe you can think about varying your placements, spin and speed. Sure, You can go fast but try to do slower shots, it can be effective because it's not really common. And try to place the ball fast into the elbow as they'll need to think about the shot they are gonna play and end up with a weaker shot for you to attack 

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