Tennis Elbow is a common complaint not only for sports players, but for those of you who use computers or engage in activities with prolonged gripping, such as hammering and gardening. Tennis elbow can lead to bigger issues down the road such as shoulder, upper back and neck pain.
Try this forearm stretch to help avoid tennis elbow:
- Sit or stand up straight and extend your right arm in front of you.
- Flex your right wrist so your palm is facing away from you and your fingers are pointing up.
- Reach out with your left hand and hold the fingers on your right hand.
- Slowly pull your right hand toward your body to stretch the right forearm muscle, keeping the arm straight.
- Stretch to the point of “mild discomfort,” not to the point of pain.
- Hold the position for 15-30 seconds.
- Repeat the stretch with your left arm.
- Do at least three stretches with each arm.