The Elbow Complex: Part IV

The previous sections outline the anatomy, basic kinesiology, and common pathologies associated with the elbow complex.

Below, we discuss and describe ways you can perform self mobilization techniques to alleviate your pain, soreness, or tightness.


Mobility drills to decrease elbow pain

Typically, pain in the elbow is not necessarily due to the elbow itself, rather the joints above/below (i.e. shoulder/wrist) that have movement or mobility impairments, leading to dysfunction in the elbow.  The elbow is innately stable, and when the mobile joints above and below fail to live up to their mobility, the elbow takes the brunt of the stress during repetitive activities.  Examples of this include throwing, snatching, clean and jerk, handstands, pull-ups, and many other functional movements.



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