The Extensors – Why Is Neutral Wrist Important?

Lateral Epicondylitis

Recall again that tendons attach muscles to bones. Lateral epicondylitis is the painful inflammation of the tendon that attaches the flexor muscles at the outside of the elbow. It is caused by repetitive wrist extension.

This injury is nicknamed “Tennis Elbow” from a common tennis mistake – extended the wrists back in the forehand swing. But, you don’t have to play tennis to experience this injury. Any prolonged or repetitive extension will have the same effect. You can just as easily develop lateral epicondylitis from gripping machining control handles, lifting and working overhead, or carrying a serving tray.

Avoid Lateral Epicondylitis
by maintaining
Neutral Wrist!