Fitness

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is pain that you will feel on the outer side of the elbow that sometimes radiates into your forearm and wrist. This pain will increase if you grip something if it is a handshake or training tool. How do you get tennis elbow? This is by overuse of training or work and also by a unprepared muscle if not warmed up properly. If we are over gripping when training or everyday life we could be at risk at getting tennis elbow. If you have a weak grip it is key to incorporate grip training into your workout program. This will help strengthen the muscles and tendons in your wrist, forearm, elbow and hand. With doing this it will help prevent getting tennis elbow. How to fix tennis elbow if you have it. Avoid activities that engage the elbow and forearm this is any gripping or squeezing movements – take a couple weeks off from doing these things. Apply ice to the elbow for 15 to 20 minutes 4 to 5 times a day for the first couple days. After the first couple days apply heat to the same area to allow blood flow to the tendon. You can also invest in a strap that can help stabilize the tendons in the elbow and help prevent anymore damage or worsen the pain. Wear the strap when doing activities that bother your elbow.

Exercises to strengthen the muscles and tendons: wrist curls with barbell or dumbbell, tricep pushdowns with cable machine or bands / tubing, hammer curls, farmer carries, reverse curls with barbell or dumbbell

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