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How can you prevent tennis elbow from happening? If exercise, what muscles should we focus on?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Use brace

Gentle stretching of the arm is recommended almost immediately after tennis elbow develops strengthening it is important to look at the cause of tennis elbow to help prevent its recurrence.
If you are an athlete and poor form or the wrong equipment caused the injury, get a professional coach to help you make the correct adjustments. Stretch before playing and ice your arm after playing.

In brief: Use brace

Gentle stretching of the arm is recommended almost immediately after tennis elbow develops strengthening it is important to look at the cause of tennis elbow to help prevent its recurrence.
If you are an athlete and poor form or the wrong equipment caused the injury, get a professional coach to help you make the correct adjustments. Stretch before playing and ice your arm after playing.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Eccentrics

To prevent tennis elbow, strengthen the forearm extensors by doing eccentric, aka "negative", exercises.
This involves slowly lowering your wrist while the forearm is supported on your thigh. Begin by using a small dumbbell or similar weight. 1-5 lbs. Is usually adequate. 2 sets of 10-20 reps every other day. Also, avoid repetitive wrist extension and gripping, especially with heavy weights.

In brief: Eccentrics

To prevent tennis elbow, strengthen the forearm extensors by doing eccentric, aka "negative", exercises.
This involves slowly lowering your wrist while the forearm is supported on your thigh. Begin by using a small dumbbell or similar weight. 1-5 lbs. Is usually adequate. 2 sets of 10-20 reps every other day. Also, avoid repetitive wrist extension and gripping, especially with heavy weights.
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Dr. Frank Holmes
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