Some recommended exercises designed by physiotherapists for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). If you have pain on the outside of your elbow, these exercises may be of benefit to you.
These exercises are some of the latest exercises physiotherapists and other health professionals recommend when patients have lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
A study was done in Clinical Rehabilitation in 2014 by Cullinane F. et al1 looking into the effectiveness of eccentric exercises for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). They did a systematic review of 12 studies that looked into this, and concluded that eccentric exercises as part of a multimodal therapy programme were effective in improving outcomes in patients with lateral epicondylitis.
1Frances L Cullinane, Mark G Boocock, Fiona C Trevelyan. Is eccentric exercise an effective treatment for lateral epicondylitis? A systematic review, Clinical Rehabilitation January 2014 28(1):3
Below, there are 2 sets of exercises you can download, Level 1 and Level 2. level 1 exercises are designed for the acute phase of the injury (within a few weeks). after a few weeks, you may be able to start the level 2 set of exercises. If the level 2 exercises cause long lasting pain that does not subside by the next day, focus on level 1 exercises for another week and then try again the Level 2 exercises.
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