One of the joys of getting old is having parts of your body start to break down. Since coming back to competition I’ve been having some problems getting flicks to land so I’ve just avoided them for the most part.
Focused on working on flicks over a few nights of fencing and I’ve run into an overuse injury. Most likely I don’t have the strength built up in the supporting muscles so I’ve got a case of “fencer’s elbow”. Going in today for diagnosis and rehab with a physical therapist.
I’ve reached out within the fencing community to get an article focused on these kind of joint injuries written. Learning more about the injury and the pros/cons of the off the shelf solutions other fencers may try is my way of making the most of it.