Tennis elbow is a painful injury resulting from overuse, however stretching and strengthening exercises can help speed up healing. Keep pain away from your elbow with help from a professional fitness instructor in this free video.
Hi, I'm CarolAnn with Cyberworkouts.com, and I've got some great stretches and strengthening exercises for tennis elbow. Now as you know, tennis elbow is due to an overuse injury. So, what we want to do is we want to strengthen those flexors and those extensors in the forearm. So, what you want to do is you want to grab a light weight, three pounds, five pounds, you know, you don't want to go super heavy. But, what we want to do is you want to come over the edge of a countertop or a bench here, and you want to flex right here in the forearm. So, right here with this little weight, I am working the inside of my forearm, the flexors. And you can perform about 20 reps of this exercise. Then, you'll want to flip over your forearm and extend the wrist or use the extensors of the forearms, so really strengthening those areas. Then what you could do is you can take the wrist and go side to side, working the tendons and the muscles right here. Then, a wrist rotation, another great exercise for tennis elbow. Then, once you're finished with those exercises, again, perform about 20 reps of each of those exercises, you will want to stretch those muscles. So, stretch those flexors, the inside of your forearm, here, hold for about 20 to 30 seconds, and then you'll want to flip over and stretch the extensors. So, right up here at the top of the forearm. So, just stretching nicely here. And then again, you may be experiencing pain. So wherever you feel pain within the elbow region, it could shift around, find where that is and give yourself a nice little massage and massage that area. So, those are some great stretches, strengthening exercises and a little bit of massage there to help you with that tennis elbow. I'm CarolAnn for Cyberworkouts.com.