In case you are yet to read the article about elbow injuries, please visit UKClimbing.com. This is part 2 of the series which Nina Leonfellner and I have released discussing the common injuries climbers suffer from and how to combat/treat them.
I had some requests asking to clarify how to use the Thera-Band Flexbar. This is a great tool which can treat various conditions, from elbow tendonitis to wrist and shoulder injuries.
Click here to buy your Thera-Band Flexbar, well worth it.
Have a look at the video below, hopefully it will clear things up.
Golfer’s elbow? Tennis elbow?
If you are suffering from either condition, have a look at my latest article on UKClimbing.com which I wrote with Nina Leonfellner. It is a condition that WILL affect you at some point in your climbing career. I know many very competent and knowledgeable climbers that have been wiped out for 3 months, 6 months and even up to 2 years. It usually strikes when you are at your strongest, which is why people try to climb through it…this is not a good idea.
So that you understand this debilitating condition, read the article and take note of the exercises. If you add them to your strength and conditioning sessions, you will keep it at bay.
As we discuss in the article, many of your injuries occur due to poor posture and technique when climbing. If you would like to have your climbing assessed, please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can book a video analysis session.
Having written the injury management and prevention articles, Nina and I decided to release the series through UKClimbing.com. The first part is for shoulder impingements/shoulder injuries. If you are suffering from a pain “in” your shoulder, it is definitely worth a read – click on the hyperlink here.
If you have any questions, or need video analysis to assess your climbing style to see if there are technical flaws causing damage/injuries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The next part of the series is on elbow injuries and will be highly useful for those suffering from that annoying twinge that stops you pulling hard.