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Follow instructions from your physical therapist or other health
professional for stretching and strengthening exercises.
Stretching exercises are controlled stretches that
tennis elbow stiffness and
tendon shortening. Gently bend, straighten, and rotate
your wrist. If you have increasing pain, slow down or stop the
After the pain has decreased and your flexibility has improved, you
may do strengthening exercises with light hand weights that
are less than 2 lb (0.9 kg).
Weights can be increased gradually.
A rowing machine (ergometer) can simultaneously stretch and
strengthen the muscle around the elbow. Consult a sports trainer or physical
therapist before using a rowing ergometer. Improper form can cause back or neck
January 10, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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