A BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF INJURY, PREVENTION, AND REHABILITATION EXERCISES FOR LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS: A REVIEW
Keywords: lateral epicondylitis, elbow injury, prevention, biomechanics.
AbstractThe purpose of this research paper was to disseminate the importance of understanding the biomechanics of lateral epicondylitis (LE), analysis of prime movers and accessory muscles of the elbow joint and wrist, and evaluation of therapeutic exercises. This review will focus on the development of exercises based on the functional muscle analysis, mechanical levers, and actual movement patterns that may lead to injury. Based on the theoretical and experiential knowledge, the suitable exercise for treating and preventing LE is reverse biceps curls. This knowledge is very beneficial for coaches, therapist and trainers in the battle to prevent lateral epicondylitis injury, specifically for tennis players and develop appropriate therapeutic intervention.
Injuries / Rehabilitation
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