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Simple strengthening exercises used in the treatment and rehabilitation of Golfers Elbow.
The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting any rehabilitation.
Golfers elbow exercises to strengthen the elbow can begin as soon as pain allows but it is better to air on the side of caution and begin strengthening exercises later rather than too soon. Working the elbow too soon may just cause symptoms to return.
Static golfers elbow exercises should be done first. It is important exercises are done without any pain. If you feel pain, stop and wait until such time as they can be performed without pain. Repeat the exercises daily and assess any effect on the elbow immediately after as well as the next day.
When the static exercises can be completed comfortably without pain for a few days then move on to dynamic strengthening exercises. Do not rush. If the injury becomes painful take a step back.
Golfers elbow is an over use injury so don't over use it with the rehab exercises and end up back to square one. Less is often more in this case.
Dynamic exercises can be performed using a light weight of about 1 kg or a resistance band. It is often a good idea to perform wrist extension exercises with the palm facing down as shown above (click link for video) first to ensure these are pain-free.
After this, you can try wrist flexion which specifically works the muscles involved in golfers elbow.