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How do I avoid tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a common problem that often affects avid tennis players. Overuse of the elbow, hand and forearm muscles during long matches or extended play can lead to tennis elbow, which affects an area known as lateral epicondylitis. 

Let’s hear what Andrew Wynd, an APA Physiotherapist from Balwyn Sports and Physiotherapy Centre has to say about avoiding tennis elbow.

As discussed by Andrew in the video, the experience of knowing when to release  your grip can prove the difference between developing or avoiding tennis elbow.

Key takeaways:

  • Don’t grip the racket too tight, relax your muscles, especially in your forearm
  • Release your grip after contact to allow the muscles to rest
  • Stretch and warm up your forearms before and after play

Thanks again to Andrew Wynd for sharing his knowledge with us.

To book an appointment or for more information please visit www.balwynsportsphysio.com.au or call 03 9836 7000.

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