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Stretching for Pain Relief - Common Elbow Injuries

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TECHNIQUE

Hold onto your fingers and turn your palms outwards. Straighten your arm and then pull your fingers back using your other hand.

MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED

Primary muscles: Brachialis. Brachioradialis. Pronator teres. Flexor carpi radialis. Flexor carpi ulnaris. Palmaris longus.
Secondary muscles: Flexor digitorum superficialis. Flexor digitorum profundus. Flexor pollicis longus.

INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL

Tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow. Thrower’s elbow. Wrist sprain. Wrist dislocation. Wrist tendonitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Ulnar tunnel syndrome.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY

The forearms, wrists, and fingers comprise a multitude of small muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Do not overstretch this area by applying too much force too quickly.

The best thing to do if you are in pain, is to visit your doctor or an experienced manual therapist. The tips and advice contained in these pages are not an alternative to seeking professional medical advice. 

 

 

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