Exercises & Braces for Tennis Elbow

May 9, 2019

Did you know that Tennis Elbow can affect more than just tennis players? In fact, this common yet painful injury can arise from workplace activities like painting, carpentry, plumbing, and other professions that require repetitive activity that inflames the muscles in the forearms. If you find yourself suffering from Tennis Elbow, adding proper exercises and braces can help reduce recurrence, help you re-strengthen the affected muscles, and get you back to work, the court, or your favorite activities pain-free.


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Best Exercises for Tennis Elbow

With doctor or physical therapist approval, doing the following gentle exercises can help strengthen the muscles in the forearm to heal current tennis elbow symptoms and prevent future occurrences.

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Fist Clenches

One common symptom of tennis elbow is poor grip strength. Fist Clenches are perfect exercises to improve grip strength by strengthening the muscles in the forearm.


  1. Sit at a table with your forearm resting on the surface.
  2. Hold a rolled up towel or small ball in your palm.
  3. Squeeze the towel or ball and hold for 10 seconds.
  4. Release your grip and repeat 10 times.
  5. Switch arms and repeat.


Supination with a Dumbbell

The supinator is a large muscle in the forearm that attaches to the elbow. It’s main function is turning the palm upward and is often involved in movements that can cause tennis elbow.


  1. Sit in a chair and hold a 2-pound dumbbell vertically in your hand. Your elbow should rest on your knee.
  2. Let the weight of the dumbbell help rotate your arm outward, turning the palm upwards.
  3. Rotate your hand back to the other direction until your palm is facing downward.
  4. Repeat 20 times on each arm.


Wrist Extension

The wrist extensors are a muscle group that bends the wrist. These small muscles connect into the elbow and often experience overuse, especially during racquet sports like tennis.


  1. Sit in a chair with a 2-pound dumbbell in your hand with your palm facing down. Rest your elbow on your knee.
  2. With your palm facing down, extend your wrist by curling it towards your body. If this move is too difficult, start with no weight.
  3. Return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times on each side.

Best Braces for Tennis Elbow

In addition to exercises, wearing an injury-preventative brace will also protect your muscles from Tennis Elbow and allow you to play tennis and do other activities pain and worry free.


Sports Elbow Strap

For targeted elbow pain relief, consider adding the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Strap to your wardrobe. With targeted compression during activities to counteract the overloading forces that injure the elbow, the Sports Elbow Strap gives wearers daily relief. Plus, with the Boa Closure System, the Sports Elbow Strap allows users to adjust the pressure of the strap to achieve their perfect level of comfort.

Sports Elbow Strap

> BOA® fastening system for adjusting the tension with millimeter precision
> Integrated strap system to cushion arm extension movements
> Improves joint guidance and reduces swelling
> Durable and easy to clean

Sports Elbow Support

For overall elbow pain and support, the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Support provides improved circulation, enhanced performance, stimulates the regeneration of damaged muscles, and reduces the painful effects of current elbow injuries and helps prevent future elbow injuries from occurring. With the Sports Elbow Support, users can confidently complete activities all day long.

Sports Elbow Support

> Optimum elbow movement and faster muscle activation
> Highly elastic knitted fabric for a carefully regulated level of compression
> Innovative pad for protecting against pressure peaks
> Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
> Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear

Sports Compression Arm Sleeve

Featuring graduated compression technology, the Bauerfeind Sports Compression Arm Sleeve increases the transfer of oxygen to promote better circulation. This results in longer endurance, faster regeneration, slower fatigue, less damaging muscle vibrations, and more energy to perform daily tasks or dominate with confidence on the court. The Sports Compression Arm Sleeve also comes in a range of colors for users to find their perfect look.

Sports Compression Arm Sleeves

> Innovative pad massages and stimulates the muscles and fasciae
> Breathable high-tech microfibers feel good on the skin
> Ultra-soft inner elbow area for exceptional comfort
> Hard-wearing and durable material