The following elbow stretches are designed to restore movement to the elbow and improve flexibility of muscles crossing the elbow. If you are injured, you should discuss the suitability of these elbow stretches with your physiotherapist prior to beginning them. Generally, they should be performed 3 times daily provided they do not cause or increase pain.
Elbow Stretches – Basic Exercises
Elbow Bend to Straighten
Bend and straighten your elbow as far as possible pain-free (figure 1). Repeat 10 – 20 times.
Begin with your elbow at your side and bent to 90 degrees (figure 2). Turn your palm up and down as far as possible pain-free. Repeat 10 – 20 times.
Elbow Stretches – Advanced Exercises
Place your elbow on the edge of a bench or table (figure 3). Straighten your elbow using your other hand until you feel a mild to moderate stretch pain-free. Repeat 10 – 20 times.
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Elbow Stretches – Less Common Exercises
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