Lateral Epicondylitis Prevention
Prevention of lateral epicondylitis includes:
Tennis Elbow Forearm Exercises
- Rest the forearm on a table so that your hand and wrist extend over the edge of the table.
- Your palm should be facing toward the floor.
- Start with no more than a 1-pound weight in your hand. As strength increases, weight can increase.
- Lower and raise the weight slowly by flexing and extending the wrist. Make sure that your forearm is performing all the work.
- Repeat 12 times, rest for one minute, and then repeat 12 more times.
- Do not perform this exercise if it causes you pain.
- This exercise should not be performed until pain has resolved.
Continue to Lateral Epicondylitis Underlying Cause
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