About the program:
This program is aimed at people who experience pain on the lateral side of the elbow as a result of inflammation in the lateral epicondyle and its surrounding soft tissue.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to improve blood flow, strengthen the muscles, and relieve the pain.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
24 days of rehabilitation
37 different exercises
360 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Robert Halvadjian, MD, Chief of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Avis Medica Hospital in Pleven
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
One of the more frequent sports ailments caused by inflammation or degeneration of the muscles in the lateral forearm is called lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow. It typically occurs in sports that use a racquet, like badminton or tennis, which is where it gets its popular name. In addition to athletes in racquet sports, tennis elbow affects fencers and other athletes who may often put strain on their forearm and wrist. It also affects massagists, electricians, and not least people who work at a computer. The condition usually arises gradually, as a result of many repeated extensions of the forearm over time. The constant strain put on the tendons of the muscles attached to the lateral epicondyle lead to their injury. Stretching eventually occurs and with it the appearance of microscopic tears. Degenerative dystrophic changes in the tendons can develop. More rarely, lateral epicondylitis can arise acutely as a result of a single traumatic injury in the area of the elbow. Pain in the lateral elbow, especially during or after an intense workout, is the main symptom of lateral epicondylitis. In most people, pain from tennis elbow only occurs with intense forearm and wrist workouts, especially with rotational motions. But sometimes it can be constant, even at rest, so much so that it disrupts sleep. The pain can either be isolated to the lateral epicondyle of the ulna or it can radiate towards the wrist – in particularly severe cases, it may be hard to hold an object in that hand. In some cases, stiffness and restricted motion in the elbow is observed.
With tennis elbow, treatment is almost always conservative, and it requires a lot of patience and diligence.
Kinesiotherapy has proven one of the most effective and safe methods of tennis elbow treatment long term. If one follows treatment recommendations, the prognosis is favorable and the pain subsides in a matter of 6 to 12 weeks, sometimes sooner.
Conditions like tennis elbow can in most cases be avoided by working on strengthening the muscles of the arm, applying proper technique, and avoiding overuse of the arm.