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Tennis Elbow Stage 2

Tennis Elbow Stage 2

Tennis Elbow Stage 2
1 Towel Wringing
00:30
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1 Towel Wringing

2 and 3- Flexion and Extension Dumbbell
00:28
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2 and 3- Flexion and Extension Dumbbell

4 Prayer Stretch
00:13
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4 Prayer Stretch

5 Hammer Supination and Pronation
00:20
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5 Hammer Supination and Pronation

6- Small Grips
00:18
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6- Small Grips

Tennis Elbow Stage 2:

 
Tennis elbow is inflammation of the lateral epicondyle, which is the bony landmark on the outside of your elbow, where your forearm muscles attach to. The tendon most likely to be involved in Tennis elbow is the extensor carpi radialis brevis.  

What symptoms would we expect? 


>    Pain and tenderness that can refer above and below the elbow. 
>    Inflammation around the Forearm tendons.
>    A slightly hot feel from your elbow.
>    Weakness in your grip.
>    Slight tingling sensation down the forearm
>    Pain may initially be mild, however ignoring the condition will often cause pain to increase, even when resting. 


Well I don’t play tennis is understandably the first thing you may say, however it is generic term for lateral epicondylitis. Any repetitive movements of the wrist and forearm muscles can cause excess strain on the tendons which can create microtearing over time. Yes, this could be as a result of playing tennis, however it can affect those in other professions such as musicians, decorators and electricians.  


What’s my first step? 
>    It is important to reduce inflammation and minimise pain. We can do this by icing for 10-20 minutes 3 to 4 times per day, taking anti-inflammatories is also advised – if you are unsure of dosages please speak to your GP. 
>    It is important to stop / reduce the movements that are causing your injury.
>    Amazon is a great place to purchase a tennis elbow strap which can be used to reduce strain on the tendon.
>    Regularly seeing your sports therapist can really push forward your rehabilitation. 

 

Stage 2: 
If we have identified in your first appointment that your shoulder is a factor causing your tennis elbow pain, then stage 2 is a good time to head over to our shoulder rehabilitation, so that you can start working on that too.

 

This stage introduces load to the forearm and wrist in a controlled manor. 
>    Extension and flexion with broom handle 3 x 10 
>    Towel wringing 3 x 10 
>    Wrist flexion with dumbbell 3 x 10 
>    Wrist extension with dumbbell 3 x 10 
>    Prayer stretch 3 x 10 
>    Hammer supination and pronation 3 x 10