Good Moves May 2012 Issue

5 Elbow Exercises to Prevent, Relieve Forearm Pain

These moves not only help relieve forearm soreness—they can prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Every time you lift a fork or cup or type at the keyboard, you bend your elbow. And each time you turn a key or grip a hammer, you flex forearm muscles that connect to your elbow by way of tendons. Keeping these elbow-wrist connectors flexible and ready for use should be a daily goal if you want to reduce the pain that can come from excessive, repetitive use of your forearm muscles and tendons, whether on the tennis court, raking leaves, or turning a screwdriver.

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