Elbow Bursitis Exercises

What are elbow bursitis exercises?

Elbow bursitis exercises help decrease pain and swelling when you have elbow bursitis. They also help increase the strength and movement of your elbow. Stop if you feel pain.

  • Wrist curls: Sit in a chair with your forearm resting on your thigh or on a table. Hold a 3 pound dumbbell with your palm facing up. Bend your wrist up and then slowly lower it down. Repeat 20 times.

  • Forearm rotation: Sit in a chair with your forearm resting on your thigh or on a table. Hold a 2 pound dumbbell with your palm facing up. Slowly turn your forearm until your palm faces down. Then slowly return to the starting position. Repeat 20 times.

  • Finger extensions: Hold the fingertips of your injured arm close together with your fingers and thumb straight. Put a rubber band around the outside of your fingertips and thumb. Spread your fingers apart and then slowly bring them together without letting the rubber band fall off. Repeat 40 times.

When should I contact my caregiver?

Contact your caregiver if:

  • Your pain and swelling increase.

  • Your symptoms do not improve after 10 days of treatment.

  • You have a fever.

  • You have questions or concerns about shoulder dislocation exercises.

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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