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The Best Exercises VII

Elbow Screwdriver Stretch (Loosening or Tightening)

The exerciser is working on a painful lateral, or outside, right elbow tendinitis (tennis elbow). The movement begins with the elbow bent and proceeds into a steady straightening and twisting of the elbow as if loosening a screw with a screwdriver (thumb turns in and downward). During the movement the wrist is kept bent inward, or flexed. Toward the end of this twisting movement the arm is extended forward and twisted maximally in an extreme thrust to further loosen that screw. The same twisting and reaching motion is done in reverse (screwdriver tightening) for the painful medial, or inside, elbow tendinitis (golfer's elbow). During this exercise the wrist is kept bent backward, or extended. The exercise is repeated and encouraged many times per day as needed.

Neck Strengthen and Stretch

This exerciser is working on a tight and painful left shoulder blade and neck. She puts her right hand on top of her head and pulls slowly and steadily toward the right until a full stretch is felt on the left. Next, while holding this stretch, she pushes downward on the chair seat with her left hand. The right arm stretches the left shoulder area while the left arm strengthens the muscles that pull the left shoulder blade away from the neck. This combination is held for a full minute. The exercise is repeated as often as needed during the day.

The information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.

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