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Stretches 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 and stretch the muscles of the forearm and prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Here is an example of a stretch that assists with Tennis Elbow:

Wrist Flexion

  • Extend your arm in front of you with your palm down.
  • Bend your wrist, pointing your hand toward the floor.
  • With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.

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