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Phase 2




Phase 2

The exercises in Phase 2 help you to strengthen your balance and stability in and around your elbow.

Focus

At this stage, you will have control over the movements of your elbow. You will strengthen the small muscles that control and stabilize your elbow through progressively more difficult stability exercises. The exercises may appear unusual to many but are extremely important to be able to cope with the slightly harder strength training and everyday stresses.

Activities

Please continue with activities that do not provoke or aggravate your elbow. You may also want to do activities that cause mild pain, but the pain should return to the level it was at prior to the activity within 24 hours. If you are doing things in your work or in your spare time that greatly aggravates your elbow pain, we recommend that you reduce the activity in question by at least 25%.

You should avoid

Contact- and racket sports, prolonged computer work, and any other activities that provoke your elbow to a great extent. Remember that your elbow should not be inactive for extended period as this may aggravate the pain and elbow function.

Tips to keep you active

An active working day helps to prevent and reduce any muscle/joint pain. In Phase 2, you should be able to swim with light breaststrokes and cleaning. To avoid locking your elbow in the same position for a long time, you should get it in motion several times an hour.