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Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is the professional name for Tennis elbow. This is unfortunately an injury that is far too common and quite debilitating for the player. It tends to affect players as they get older. Tennis Elbow is caused by inflammation of the muscles of the forearm that attach to the elbow. More specifically, inflammation of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon.

This injury is quite often defined as an overuse injury which is caused by the certain repetitive actions. Most people will feel pain and burning on the outside of the elbow and will have a reduction in grip strength.

Symptoms develop over time and may gradually worsen over weeks or months. Treatment usually includes the following:

  • rest
  • ice
  • anti-inflammatory
  • using a brace or compression

Usually when a player first suffers this injury, they need to reduce the inflammation and rest the irritated muscles.

Once this discomfort subsides, the player should then start considering doing exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm and prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Here is an example of an exercise that assists with Tennis Elbow:

Wrist Flexion

  • Sit holding a dumbbell or bar in your hand/s with your palm/s facing up and elbow resting comfortably on your knee/s or over a table or bench edge.
  • Keeping your palm/s facing up, flex your wrist/s by curling it towards your body.
  • Return to starting position
  • Try to isolate the movement to the wrist, keeping the rest of the arm/s still.