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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

This is typically pain on the outside of the elbow caused by overuse of muscles and tendons connecting the wrist to the elbow and is one of the most common causes of elbow pain.

It is a bit of a misnomer as most people who experience tennis elbow don’t actually play, rather it can be related to repetitive movements of the upper limb.

Although it is counter-intuitive, loading the tendons is helpful for reducing symptoms of tennis elbow.

Give these exercises a go to help reduce pain and build strength:

- Wrist extension

- Wrist hammer turn

- Palm down bicep curl

- Shrugs

- Bent over rows

These can be done with a light weight or light resistance band.

Please remember these exercises are just a guide. It's always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional for assessment of your symptoms and to give you the most appropriate rehab programme

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