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Elbow stretches

Relevant anatomy
The major joint of the arm, the elbow, is made up of three bones. The humerus (upper arm) is located proximal to the body while the radius and ulna (forearm) lie distally. The elbow is a hinge and thus has only the capacity to either flex or extend. As a result, the muscles that flex the elbow (biceps brachii, brachialis, brachioradialis, pronator teres) are located anteriorly (on the front), whereas the extensor muscles (anconeus, triceps brachii) are located posteriorly (on the back)


The degree of available elbow flexion is limited primarily by the forearm contacting the anterior muscles of the upper arm, as well as the anterior proximal ends of the radius and ulna contacting the anterior distal end of the humerus. The tightness of the elbow extensors, however, along with the strength of the elbow flexors and the flexibility of the posterior portions of the capsular, radial collateral, and ulnar collateral ligaments also control the range of movement. These can be altered by stretching.

Some of common elbow stretching exercises are mentioned below: