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Tennis & Golfers Elbow Rehabilitation

Welcome to our Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow Rehab video. Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow are two types of tendonitis around the elbow. Both involve a certain amount of tendon “wear and tear” that occurs over time and then becomes inflamed and painful with overuse. The goal of this video is to maximize pain-free function of the elbow. These videos should not be used as a substitute for regular physical therapy visits and guidance from your physician.

Click here to download a pdf version of the Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow Rehabilitation Guide

STRETCHING AND RANGE OF MOTION

GOALS:  Restore full motion; alleviate tendon contracture (shortening and hardening of tendons) and prevent scars from forming

KEY POINTS:

  • Hold stretches for 3 seconds; repeat 5 repetitions each exercise
  • Stretch 3 times daily
  • Heat prior to stretching or exercise / Ice following exercise for 5-10 minutes
  • Progress to strengthening exercises only once the elbow is pain-free when stretching and performing daily activities

STRENGTHENING

GOALS:  Strengthen tendons around the area of degeneration to redistribute stress and prevent irritation

KEY POINTS:

  • Start strengthening only once the elbow is pain-free when stretching and performing daily activities
  • Start with light resistance and progress as tolerated
  • Use dumbbell, water bottle, can of soup, etc. for resistance
  • Perform 1-2 sets of 15-20 repetitions each exercise
  • Do strengthening exercises twice daily

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