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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182102261
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Rehabilitating Athletes With Medial Epicondylalgia

Wise, Stephanie L MS, ATC, CSCS1; Owens, Denise Sherie BS, ATC2; Binkley, Helen M PhD, ATC, CSCS*D NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA2

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Abstract

ELBOW INJURIES INVOLVING THE MEDIAL EPICONDYLE, SUCH AS EPICONDYLALGIA, ARE COMMONLY SEEN IN ATHLETES AND INDUSTRIAL WORKERS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH DEMAND OF THE ACTIVITIES AND REPETITIVE STRESSES PLACED ON THE MEDIAL STRUCTURES OF THE ELBOW IN UPPER EXTREMITY SPORTS, SUCH AS BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND GOLF, AND IN CONSTRUCTION AND ASSEMBLY LINE WORKERS TO NAME A FEW. BECAUSE THESE STRUCTURES ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HIGH STRESS, A COMPREHENSIVE INJURY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION PROGRAM THAT INVOLVES RIGOROUS STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR THESE ATHLETES/WORKERS.

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