two weeks before a major event. i pulled something in my arm. i'm trying to get into physical therapy and receive a massage. pt will tell me alot, but are there things in general that have helped you get over an injury?
All I can do for my ailing wrist/arm/grip/tendon (whole damn arm from elbow down) is to take it easy. Sometimes I can play a round and feel okay. Other times I gotta suck it up and stink it up the rest of the day.
Usually I'm okay up to 30 mixed/longer shots, after that it is a pain in the ass sometimes. I wouldn't trust it for back-to-back rounds of 24+ holes or a weekend tourney. I can deal with nagging pains and all, but I wouldn't want to extend the damage to my body (I also don't play as much as a pro does).
I always stretch pregame and massage the kinks out during. A little pain killer can help, but I'm not sure if those would be allowed during a major tourney.
Did you throw your arm out while playing or by some freak accident?
In Detroit, we have a flamethrower of a baseball reliever name Joel Zumaya. He can (maybe not anymore) throw over 102 mph. Last year he hurt his arm playing Guitar Hero. This year he hurt himself moving boxes when evacuating family from wildfires in CALI. Talk about bad luck.
Miah will put a "icy hot" pad on his shoulder pre-game for tourneys, he tore his rotator cuff a while back and has never quite come back to 100%. he says that the "pads" work well. I try to throw a couple practice drives nice and easy then Stretch for at least 20 min pre and post game, liquid aleve/advil are also really good for minor pain relif.
Agree fully with all of the above --- worked through arm issues last year - still have trouble at times --- my solution was / is rest.
The other part of my solution was to switch to the other arm to play. Spent 6-7 months playing lefty last year (no official competitive play however) - and was able to play respectably ... now that my game is back to mostly "normal" - I have an extra throw type in my bag of tricks when I need it.