Common Extensor Tendon Stretch - Ulnar Deviation Bias
A common extensor stretch that gives bias to the more medial extensors.
This is a common stretch used to stretch the extensor mass, and more specifically the common extensor tendon at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse problem on the outside of the elbow. All of the extensors of the wrist and the fingers live on top of the forearm, they all join to form one tendon, called the common extensor tendon. With chronic overuse with gripping, keying, or lifting, the tendon can start to degenerate, creating pain with any gripping activity. This stretch helps to break up scar tissue throughout this tendon and helps to improve blood flow.
- Raise arm straight out in front of you.
- Push down and out on your hand creating a stretch on the top of the forearm.
- Do bend at the elbow.