Warm-up exercises for tennis elbow

Thumb and finger opposition

  1. Begin by placing your hand on a table in front of you, with your palm up.
  2. Touch your thumb to each finger, one finger at a time.
  3. Repeat this cycle 20 times.
Photo of the thumb and finger opposition exercise

Wrist circles

  1. Place your forearm on your thigh, palm up, with your hand in a very light fist.
  2. Make slow circles with your hand.
  3. Repeat 20 times.
Photo of the wrist circles exercise

Hand flips

  1. Place your hand palm down on your thigh.
  2. Flip your hand over so the back of your hand rests on your thigh and your palm is up.
  3. Repeat 20 times.
Photo of the hand flips exercise

Last Updated: January 28, 2009

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedics & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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