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What Are The Causes of Medial Epicondylitis? Part 1 / Part 2 As I mentioned in Part 2 of this series, the only way to completely get rid of this elbow pain is to fully address all the causes contributing to the problem. This can be a very long list of things depending on each climber’s situation. Here are some examples of common, and not-so-common, causes of medial epicondylitis in rock climbers: Tight forearm muscles Excess stress to the common flexor tendon Over-gripping while cli...
Posted on 2020-01-09
Medial Epicondylitis from Rock Climbing Part 1 / Part 3 Medial Epicondylitis, or Climbers Elbow (aka Golfers Elbow), is a common cause of elbow pain in rock climbers. If you’re already dealing with medial epicondylitis, you understand how incredibly annoying this form of elbow pain can be. Just using your arm(s) for daily activities such as opening and closing doors, picking up groceries, and brushing your teeth can be very painful and frustrating. I’ve seen this injury make previ...
Posted on 2020-01-02
Medial Epicondylitis - The Frustrating Elbow Pain That Keeps You From Enjoying Austin Rock Climbing. Part 2 / Part 3 So you’ve been rock climbing 2-3 times per week and start to notice some tightness at the inside of your elbow. You think, “No big deal, it’ll probably go away after a night’s rest.” You continue climbing on it, as you normally would, when you notice the tightness at the inside of your elbow turns into a small ache. “Hmm this isn&rs...
Posted on 2019-12-26

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