Restrictions have eased in Victoria but
for all of those still working from home I thought I would post some stretches for Tennis Elbow.Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. It involves irritation/inflammation or microtearing of the tendons and is caused by overuse, such as, repetitive wrist and arm motions.
I’ve attached some stretches to help manage this condition but it is also worth considering the use of an ergonomic mouse to reduce pronation (twisting) of the forearm when working at your computer. These can be purchased from as little as $20.00.
Treatment involves relaxing of hypertonic muscles connecting to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, ensuring that the carpal (wrist bones) and radius and ulna have full range of motion, freeing any contracture of the fascia overlying the forearm extensors and assessment of the interosseous membrane which lies between the radius and ulna bones; thereby reducing the “pull” on the lateral epicondyle.
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