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Orthopedic/Injuries>>Home Program for Medial Epicondylitis "Tennis Elbow" - 1/4/2007

Home program:  Medial epicondylitis

 

1.      Modify activity: 

a.      Non-repetitive, change frequently

b.     Loosen grip

c.      Non-sustained grip, change position frequently

d.     Rest frequently during activity of long duration, even if for only a couple minutes at a time

e.      See Tennis Elbow Information sheet

 

2.      Stretching:

a.      During rests

b.     During exercise

c.      Anytime you feel muscle fatigue and/or tightness, pain

 

3.      Friction massage:

a.      With thumb for 5 minutes twice a day, use an oil based lotion if possible

 

4.      Ice:

a.      Ice cube for 3 minutes 4 times a day or as needed

b.     Or ice pack for 5-10 minutes as needed

 

5.      Exercise:

a.      Use sheets issued

b.     Add 2 pound weight to wrist bends, both ways, 2 times a day for 2 sets of 10-12

 

6.      Gradually add activities without wrist brace, including driving work bus, but keep brace with you for use as needed.

 

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