A tip for tennis elbow

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johnzo

Active Member
here' s a tip for tennis elbow which I use and find does help .i bought a 16 x4 1/2 mt carbon steel trowel pool trowel and cut the round part mostly off. the trowel is now 14 1/2 long the flexibility of the pool trowel takes a lot of pressure off the elbow when applying sand and
Cement or skim I also took off the handle (wood) and pared it down and re sanded it smooth a lot of the problem with tennis elbow stems from your grip and the mussels in your forearm I found this helped me to the point the my tennis elbow is practically gone only the odd twinge now and again .
 
here' s a tip for tennis elbow which I use and find does help .i bought a 16 x4 1/2 mt carbon steel trowel pool trowel and cut the round part mostly off. the trowel is now 14 1/2 long the flexibility of the pool trowel takes a lot of pressure off the elbow when applying sand and
Cement or skim I also took off the handle (wood) and pared it down and re sanded it smooth a lot of the problem with tennis elbow stems from your grip and the mussels in your forearm I found this helped me to the point the my tennis elbow is practically gone only the odd twinge now and again .

Do you have a picture of the finished article?
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
here' s a tip for tennis elbow which I use and find does help .i bought a 16 x4 1/2 mt carbon steel trowel pool trowel and cut the round part mostly off. the trowel is now 14 1/2 long the flexibility of the pool trowel takes a lot of pressure off the elbow when applying sand and
Cement or skim I also took off the handle (wood) and pared it down and re sanded it smooth a lot of the problem with tennis elbow stems from your grip and the mussels in your forearm I found this helped me to the point the my tennis elbow is practically gone only the odd twinge now and again .
I'd imagine having mussels in your forearm would be nearly as painful as having whelks around your arsehole.
 
I had tennis elbow and reducing trowel size and also using copper/magnetic bracelet also helped :D
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
I had tennis elbow and reducing trowel size and also using copper/magnetic bracelet also helped :D

i used to wake up with cramp in my right arm when using 14" trowels.. .in my younger days.
i now use 18" trowels with no pain what so ever.
i let the trowel do the work.
there shouldnt be any need to put that much pressure on your body when plastering.
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
here' s a tip for tennis elbow which I use and find does help .i bought a 16 x4 1/2 mt carbon steel trowel pool trowel and cut the round part mostly off. the trowel is now 14 1/2 long the flexibility of the pool trowel takes a lot of pressure off the elbow when applying sand and
Cement or skim I also took off the handle (wood) and pared it down and re sanded it smooth a lot of the problem with tennis elbow stems from your grip and the mussels in your forearm I found this helped me to the point the my tennis elbow is practically gone only the odd twinge now and again .

without a doubt a handle that suits is a must.
more control....
over yourself and your works(y)
 

John j

Mono Don
I'd imagine having mussels in your forearm would be nearly as painful as having whelks around your arsehole.
Used to love whelks toll that comment. Don' get the chop a 16 inch trowel down to a 14 . Seems a waste of money . Would best solution be to stop playing tennis . Sorry couldn' resist
 

John j

Mono Don
i used to wake up with cramp in my right arm when using 14" trowels.. .in my younger days.
i now use 18" trowels with no pain what so ever.
i let the trowel do the work.
there shouldnt be any need to put that much pressure on your body when plastering.
Do you put on with 18inch . I find em clumsy
 

t33ch

Active Member
i used to wake up with cramp in my right arm when using 14" trowels.. .in my younger days.
i now use 18" trowels with no pain what so ever.
i let the trowel do the work.
there shouldnt be any need to put that much pressure on your body when plastering.

Not for skimming, but if you're pushing S&C through rendermesh, you gotta push.
I think most of plasterers problems are what they call morphological; it's not so much the force, as the angles of the limbs causing problems. Over-reaching cos you couldn't be arsed moving a platform or carrying 15mm soundbloc by yourself (etc).
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Not for skimming, but if you're pushing S&C through rendermesh, you gotta push.
I think most of plasterers problems are what they call morphological; it's not so much the force, as the angles of the limbs causing problems. Over-reaching cos you couldn't be arsed moving a platform or carrying 15mm soundbloc by yourself (etc).
Carrying any plasterboard plays havoc with my elbow unless I'm really careful.
 
I think the problem lie from when you start labouring... beig pressured into carry 2 bags on your shoulder and generally doing too much without realising the long term effects
 

t33ch

Active Member
Carrying any plasterboard plays havoc with my elbow unless I'm really careful.

Same here, I use a panel tote as much as I can these days.
It's all stable doors and horses. Like the way I've started using hearing protection now that my hearing's going :(
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Same here, I use a panel tote as much as I can these days.
It's all stable doors and horses. Like the way I've started using hearing protection now that my hearing's going :(
Lol yep I now use earplugs, just thirty-six years too late @t33ch .
Is the panel tote thing a long handled thing that the board sits in? If so I also use one when moving the boards short awkward distances. I find that my elbow hurts if I'm carrying anything heavy with a dead straight arm, if I can keep the elbow bent then it's fine.
 

t33ch

Active Member
...Is the panel tote thing a long handled thing that the board sits in? ...

Yeah, thats the one. Roughneck make one called a gorilla gripper where you hold it with arm bent. Wasn't sure about it myself but sounds like it would be the one for you.
Guess it's just about trying to use a bit of your body that isn't knackered.
 
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