Tennis Elbow Rehabilitation Exercise

 In Upper Limb

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis/ Lateral elbow tendinopathy is a pathology involving the tendons in the forearm that attach to a bony prominence known as the lateral epicondyle.  People suffering this condition will report pain and tenderness over the outside of the elbow, stiffness and or weakness with tasks involving the arms and elbow.  Recent research has demonstrated that there is NO inflammatory process associated with Tennis elbow. Rather there is an associated increase in nerve transmission chemicals, blood supply and derangement/degeneration of the cells that make up the tendon called tenocytes.

For more about the causes and treatment of tennis elbow click HERE

About this Exercise

This is a terrific eccentric exercise for lateral elbow pain that emanates from the forearm extensor muscle group i.e. muscles that help to straighten the arm at the elbow, such as:

-tennis elbow
-tendon tendon tears

Aim to complete 3 sets of 15-20 reps.

Ideally you will feel discomfort (low level) on the last set of 12 reps.

If it occurs sooner than it indicates that he weight maybe too heavy.

Make sure you consult your physiotherapist for a full diagnoses before commencing any exercises.

For more tennis elbow treatment exercises click HERE

Brad Beer

POGO Physio Founder and GURU Physiotherapist

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