â€œNecessity is the mother of invention.â€ Plato may not have played much tennis; but his quote is relevant.
After abstaining from tennis for a week, while taking Aleve twice a day and icing it, the pain is reduced by about a half. So I played a set of light singles today (actually was going to play more, but we got rained out â€“ again!).
Since the only stroke that really hurts is the topspin/drive forehand, I tried hitting a slice forehand â€“ a shot I do not ever hit. Like our Aussie Legend friends, I tried hitting it with my backhand/Continental grip. And while it was erratic, it didnâ€™t cause any real pain.
So out of this problem, may come a new stroke to add to the arsenal. And if the pain doesnâ€™t totally go away shortly, I will try to see a specialist for a diagnosis, PT routine, and/or shot.