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Dartitis Views, Comments and some suggested Cures!

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June 24, 2022 - 01:39 PM

  To Derry who I want to kiss give him pints or ect.i shortened my throw back and it was amazing the darts came out of my and close 2 target thanks so much its a weight off my shoulders I'll continue 2 play like that and cross my fingers
October 11, 2021 - 11:59 AM
Steve Wright

  I have found some of the advice in this section useful, and my game has improved. Thank you to all that have contributed.
October 08, 2021 - 12:17 PM
David - Darts501

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December 07, 2019 - 01:11 AM
Philip Bryan

  I suffered from Dartitis for several years and could not let the dart go I can now let the dart go but can not raise my arm high enough to throw the darts high enough its like a invisible force stopping my arm raising higher and when I think about throwing darts my upper arm automatically freezes and tenses up
November 06, 2019 - 12:13 PM
David Wales

  Apparently, even the great Phil Taylor said he had suffered from Dartitis earlier in his career. He said that he used to throw a brick (outside) and tried heavier weight darts. Obliviously, this did not last long since he won the World Championships 16 times!
November 21, 2018 - 06:41 PM

  Hi guys!! I have been playing darts for about 2 year now and i have pregressing everytime since the first time I have played!! i actually became very good at it...in fact I have won multiple tournament and win the best average of my team in the league 2 year in a row as 52 the first year and 56 the second year in my little town! i just love the game!! But now for the past 6 mont i have that dartitis and its been the most frustrating , umiliating , embarassing time of my life.!!! i past from being one of the very good player around here to the one that a lot of people laughing at!!! i kind of fall forward when trowing darts, alot of time the darts wont release from my hand for couple second it was kind of stuck there...I was so forcing myself to combat that movement that it was hurting my shoulder!! I have tried alot of thing...ALOT I mean hours and hours of practicing to fix that damn movement...it even hurt in the shoulder to tried to corect it days after days!! and the only thing that work for me...knock on wood lol was practising alot without aiming!!! Just trowing darts at the dartboard without aiming anything!! it was not a quick fix, i notice that witout aiming i was doing very less that dartitis movement so i pass like a week just trowing darts anywhere at the dartboard...as the week goes i gradually start aiming more the tripple 20,bulleye or any target!!! and now i can not say that im perfectly recover from it...but im pretty much 85-90% at where i was before i started dartitis!!! I beleive that during the week just trowing anywhere at the dartboard witout aiming...the brain recorded the good trowing motion and forgot about the wrong one! i dont know im not doctor or anyting lol but the thing that I know is that it worked for me...at lease for now!! and i start back enjoying the game the we all loved...and slowly bulding back confidence!!
November 08, 2018 - 06:32 PM

  Git dartitis 2 years ago tried hypnotherapy no joy is there any advice on how it can be resolved
October 25, 2018 - 10:48 PM
David Ebdale

  I have had this for 2 1/2 years now. I used to play in a Wednesday night league and able to hold my own and win most of my singles games. Won 7/8 at the end of my last season, only losing to Chris Dobey in that time. It first started in a game when I was 2-0 up in a competition. I ended up losing 3-2. It got to the point where my shoulder was hurting after putting so much effort into throwing it. Felt my 25g darts were 25kg. I did switch to 23g darts but nothing changed. Had the odd week where my normal action came back, but the dartitis would then rear it is ugly head again. I have tried stopping. Cloth over the board. Left handed. Nothing works. Has anyone tried hypnosis?
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