Why You May Have Elbow Pain After Yardwork

After months of hibernation everyone finally gets out on the first day of spring ready to do some digging, planting, raking and pulling trash bags. It feels great to tidy up the yard, but you’ve just spent hours gripping your hands.

What’s the deal?

Your elbow is where all the muscles controlling your wrist and hand movement attach.

These frequent contractions can lead to a severe (sudden-onset) form of tendonitis. This is inflammation of the tendons near the elbow attachment point. This condition is also known as “golfer’s elbow”, “tennis elbow”, or medial or lateral epicondylitis. It will usually resolve in 72 hours.

Here are easy exercises that you can do once the damage has been done or before you go out to relieve the pain.

Straighten your elbow and pull your wrist down toward the floor, with your palm facing toward your body. Hold for 30 seconds, Repeat 5 times.

Straighten your elbow and pull your wrist down toward the floor, with your palm facing away from your body. Hold for 30 seconds, Repeat 5 times.

If you are still experiencing pain after your yardwork has been completed, Pro+Kinetix physical therapy can help! Visit our website to inquire! https://prokinetixrehab.com/

AUTHOR

Dr. Ben Bagge

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance

"We Help Active Adults & Athletes Get Back To Workouts and Sports They Enjoy without surgery, stopping activities they love, or relying on pain medicine."
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