Eccentric Elbow Exercises for Lateral Epicondylitis

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Patient Educational Material & Exercise Instructions

Condition: Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Stretching Techniques:

Start any stretching exercises by carefully entering the stretch position and pause at a moderate stretch intensity for about 4 breaths. Relax all muscles as much as you can and concentrate on the muscle being stretched. Carefully increase the stretch while relaxing all non-involved muscle groups. Reach an end position that you can maintain for another 4 or more breaths. Usually it is necessary to repeat each
exercise at least one time. Include flexibility exercises in the weight training program and use breaks between sets to stretch your muscles!

Always remember this principle: The more you relax your body the more you can stretch!

Wrist Dorsal Flexion Start in a standing position. Put the back of your hands together in front of your chest. Pull your elbows down until you feel a stretch in the back of your forearms.

Wrist Dorsal Flexion Start in a standing position. Put your palms together in front of your chest. Pull your hands down until you feel a stretch in your forearms.

Wrist Dorsal Flexion Start in a standing position in front of a bench. Straighten your arms. Place your hands on the table with your fingers pointing towards your body. Slowly shift your weight back until you feel a stretch in your forearm flexors.

Wrist Dorsal Flexion Start in a standing position. Put the back of your hands together in front of your chest. Pull your elbows down until you feel a stretch in the back of your forearms.

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Exercise Regimen :


Repetitions : 10
Sets : 2
Frequency / day : once
Frequency / week : 4-5 times per week
Hold Time during each repetitions: Average of 4-5 secs each repetition. Perform all the exercise
carefully!

The next five pictures demonstrate the sequence of one exercise. Please follow them step by step. You require a rubber bar for this exercise; and it is available at any leading SPORTS STORE.