If you’re experiencing discomfort, stiffness, or weakness populating from the inside of your elbow, you may have medial epicondylitis. Medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, occurs when your wrist flexors and the muscles that allow you to grip, flex, and rotate your arm become inflamed from tiny tears that appear in the tendon.
Tears in the medial epicondyle are a symptom of overuse and repetition. So, if you find yourself out on the course every weekend, it’s no surprise that you may be experiencing discomfort. But worry not! There are three easy methods that, when paired with the innovative Flex Doctor, may bring you longer-lasting relief faster than before.
1. Warm-up your muscles with active motion. Paring the Flex Doctor with this type of movement guarantees complete muscle stimulation so you know you’re activating every muscle.
- Extend your arm straight out in front of you and make a fist with your palm facing down
- Using your wrist, flex your fist up and down 5-10 times each way to prep your muscles for movement.
2. Strengthen your muscles. Partner this move up with the Flex Doctor—it’s the perfect workout buddy!
- Grab a light weight, water bottle, or soup can
- Slightly bend your elbow with your palm facing down
- Using your wrist, slowly flex the weight in your hand up and down 10 times
- Repeat for the same amount of reps with the palm facing up
- Break up scar tissue in the medial epicondyle (the muscle extending on the side of your elbow) using pressure with your two fingers to move the muscle side-to-side or up and down.
Ditching discomfort is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with simple stretching, strengthening, and mobilizing movements. Plus, by stimulating your nervous system and keeping nutrient and oxygen-rich blood flowing to the affected area, the Flex Doctor may help you recover in minutes instead of days! Learn more about it here.