“Tennis Elbow got you down? Jack Sock’s chiropractor Dr. Casey Cordial shows the TOP 7 exercises you can do at home or on the court to keep the pain away!”
Here are some of my thoughts on this video:
Oddly, for some reason Dr. Casey talks about the tendons attaching to the Radial Head, but there are no tendon attachments to the head of the radius.
(He probably meant to say Lateral Epicondyle but slipped up in the heat of the moment, on camera. I don’t mean to nitpick – Just thought I should point that out for accuracy.)
Watch closely, and you will notice that when the model performs several of the exercises, she does so with her wrists in full, or nearly full extension – rather than a ‘neutral wrist’ position.
(I’m not referring to the Eccentric Wrist Extension Exercises where you’re supposed to begin the exercise in that position but, rather the other exercises that follow.)
Whether she actually has Tennis Elbow or is simply playing the role of a Tennis Elbow sufferer for the sake of the demonstration, she is exhibiting what looks like a classic compensation pattern.
From my perspective, one of the causes of Tennis Elbow is the muscle tension pattern that builds up from overusing the Wrist Extensor Muscles to compensate for weakness / instability in the shoulder / Rotator Cuff.
And this kind of compensation seems to be epidemic in the local tennis players with Tennis Elbow that I regularly treat.
Aside from that, these are good exercises and I would only make three additional suggestions or refinements:
- I would recommend deferring and delaying Tennis Elbow rehab exercises until some progress is first made and symptoms are significantly decreased
- I would suggest waiting to begin the shoulder exercises until the elbow pain and other symptoms are gone or mostly gone and some progress has been made strengthening the Wrist Extensor Muscles (otherwise these shoulder exercises could too easily aggravate ones Tennis Elbow)
- And finally, to use a cable system to do these exercises (probably at a gym if you have access to one) because bands generate an uneven resistance that’s less than ideal (the resistance increases as the rubber stretches rather than staying at 5 pounds throughout the entire range of motion the way a weight connected to a cable would)
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