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Old 02-09-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

Can a knowledgeable person please critique this list of rehab exercises?
(Are some particularly good? Are some harmful?)
wrist rollers
hammer drills (wrist supination/pronation, ulnar/radial deviation)
forearm curls and extensions
various rice bucket drills
rubber band finger extensions

What exercises can I continue to do and what should I avoid?

I've been trying to avoid pulling and gripping (pull ups, DLs, Oly pulls, ring rows, levers, heavy KB swings). However, I've still been doing pushing (presses, HSPU, push ups) and I'm wondering if this may still be aggravating the elbow.

Am I alright with barbell squatting? Will lifting straps for FS make a difference?

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

Anybody know if Atlas stone shouldering would be a bad idea?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

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Anybody know if Atlas stone shouldering would be a bad idea?
certainly starting with a really light one is fine and seeing how you feel the next day is my advice and then going up in weight if not an issue
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

Jeff:

I would love to hear what you find out. I have been in the same boat as you since last fall, and I have been trying to figure out the answer to the same questions myself. I believe every case must be different, so it may take some trial and error.

But hopefully there is a list of "safe" exercises for medial epicondylitis/osis.

Best of luck to you during your rehab.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

If you have a definitive diagnosis of medial epicondylitis, I suggest cutting out anything that exacerbates the problem. Once the acute symptoms have subsided, gradually introduce wrist flexion exercises - it doesn't matter the specifics so much, as long as you avoid disrupting the healing process.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

I'm a little unclear as to what the cause of this is.

Is it overuse from constantly gripping?

Is it that I have disproportionately weak grip strength and need, as Andrew suggests, to strengthen my flexors? (This seems odd to me since, as a CFer, aren't we sufficiently training grip from all the pulling?)

I believe I may have read elsewhere that perhaps I have disproportionate extensor strength instead?

Can anybody shed some more light on this? I feel like I'm different sources say different things ("strengthen grip", "strengthen the opposite movement, extension", "avoid gripping altogether").
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

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Jeff:

I would love to hear what you find out. I have been in the same boat as you since last fall, and I have been trying to figure out the answer to the same questions myself. I believe every case must be different, so it may take some trial and error.

But hopefully there is a list of "safe" exercises for medial epicondylitis/osis.

Best of luck to you during your rehab.
I've been trying to improve my wrist and shoulder rotation ROM. That may have helped a little, but the tightness is still there.

Wrist push ups seem to temporarily alleviate the pain, but that could be because wrist push ups are so awful that the discomfort in my wrists overrides the the discomfort in my elbows.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

Here is what I used to rehab my golfers elbow. You can also use rubber bands or a protein container filled with sand.

WFS: http://www.ironmind-store.com/Expand...ductinfo/1376/
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

We have had huge success with the Armaid. I saw it on MWOD and picked one up. It has helped me as well as a half dozen of our athletes with medial and lateral epicondylitis.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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Re: golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis: What can/should/shouldn't I do?

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I'm a little unclear as to what the cause of this is.

Is it overuse from constantly gripping?

Is it that I have disproportionately weak grip strength and need, as Andrew suggests, to strengthen my flexors? (This seems odd to me since, as a CFer, aren't we sufficiently training grip from all the pulling?)

I believe I may have read elsewhere that perhaps I have disproportionate extensor strength instead?

Can anybody shed some more light on this? I feel like I'm different sources say different things ("strengthen grip", "strengthen the opposite movement, extension", "avoid gripping altogether").
Go get an evaluation from a medical professional to see exactly what the issue is. That would help clear things up for you.
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