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Exercises to manage tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is caused by a strain to the tendons in your forearm. You may feel pain in your arm and tenderness in your elbow.

Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Wrist turn with weight exercise

Wrist flex exercise

Elbow bend exercise

Wrist lift exercise

Wrist turn exercise 

Summary

  • Tennis elbow is caused by a strain to the tendons in your forearm. You may feel pain in your arm and tenderness in your elbow.
  • It can often be easily treated and your pain should ease within 2 weeks.
  • If you can, avoid repetitive movements of the elbow and hand.
  • You can take painkillers to ease pain. Taking them before exercise can help you stay active without causing extra pain.
  • Using an ice pack or a hot-water bottle and learning how to protect your joint will help.
  • Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Download the tennis elbow advice pamphlet (PDF).

Advice pamphlets developed in conjunction with Wolverhampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)/ Primary Care Trust (PCT) and approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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