Weightlifters: Treat Your Tennis Elbow Injury at Home

Because weight lifting involves repetitive arm motions, it can lead to tennis elbow over time. But it's possible to treat your weight-lifting tennis elbow conveniently at home.

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a painful condition that afflicts more than just tennis players, but also anyone who performs repetitive arm movements, including weight lifters. While pumping iron is a great way to increase your strength and fitness, it can lead to injury if you’re not careful.   

Learn more about our at-home tennis elbow treatment device here.

Tennis elbow is caused when the tendons become aggravated and inflamed as the elbow bends and extends repeatedly, such as when using dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells. Doing reps over and over, with multiple sets, can lead to overuse and microscopic tears in the tendons and muscles of the forearm.

Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and inflammation, a weakened grip, difficulty turning a doorknob and discomfort when shaking hands or brushing your teeth. Pain can worsen over time if the injury is not treated.

Treating Weight Lifting-Related Tennis Elbow at Home

If you’re a weight lifting athlete who has tennis elbow, the first recommended treatment is to stop training to let your injured arm rest. However, this may not always be a workable option, so if you continue weight lifting, follow these guidelines to help reduce the pain and injury to your forearm tendon:

  • Always stretch before lifting
  • Be aware of and maintain good form when performing each weight training exercise
  • Make movements smooth and controlled, not jerky
  • Only lift as much weight as you can with proper form
  • Try gloves with a wrist wrap
  • Use weights with a padded grip
  • Take periodic breaks between sets or exercises
  • Don’t progress too quickly

Another convenient option to treat tennis elbow at home is the Fiix Elbow E5. This new device replicates a clinically proven physical therapy treatment called instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). All you do is wear the device for 10 minutes per day, three times per week for eight weeks, along with doing some simple exercises. No need for medical appointments, insurance deductibles and co-pays, prescriptions or recurring expenses with this effective tool.

The Fiix Elbow helps provide pain relief and promotes functional restoration so you can continue to do what you love!



Stā  Active tennis elbow healing process

Inducement of tissue microtrauma promotes a local inflammatory response that promotes:

1. Breakdown of scar tissue

2. Release of adhesions

3. Synthesis of new collagen

4. Tissue remodeling

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