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Tennis Elbow Stretches & Exercises

What is Tennis Elbow & Why should I, a fencer, be concerned?

Tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles and tendons on the outside (lateral aspect) of the elbow that results from overuse or repetitive stress. The narrowing of the muscle bellies of the forearm as they merge into the tendons create highly focused stress where they insert into the bone of the elbow.
Now why should you be concerned? When using a rapier we reproduce many of the same sorts of motions that tennis players & golfers do with similar long weighted objects. Many fencers that are not forewarned eventually suffer from "Fencer's Elbow" and are forced to modify the way they play our sport. These exercises will help to prevent that and/or help mitigate any injuries that already exist.

Stretches & Exercises that have been downloaded from WebMD

Home Treatment for Chronic Tennis Elbow.

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