CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME EXERCISE PROGRAM: ELBOW (MEDIAL / BACKSIDE)


SYMPTOMS: Pain, tingling, numbness on the inside of the elbow (often radiating down the nerve pathway) mostly affecting the little finger and one half of the ring finger.

VIEW EXERCISES USED:
Palm-Up Elbow Moving*
Palm-Up Isolated
Palm-Down Isolated
Radial Deviation
Supination Isolated
Thumb-Up Elbow Moving*
Thumb-Up Isolated


*IMPORTANT: If you experience ANY discomfort in the elbow region while performing the Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Thumb-Up Elbow Moving exercises during weeks 4-12, not including post-exercise soreness, fatigue, etc., perform the Palm-Up or thumb-Up Isolated exercisea in their place until the discomfort has subsided, still following the required number of sets and repetitions as outlined in the program.

WEEK #1: 3 sets / 10 repetitions, 2x daily, 3 days a week
3 sets: Palm-Up Isolated
*Perform 3 sets in the morning, and 3 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #2-3: 4 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 4-5 days a week
1 set: Palm-Up Isolated
1 set: Supination Isolated
1 set: Thumb-Up Isolated
1 set: Palm-Up Isolated

*Perform 4 sets in the morning, and 4 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #4-8: 6 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 5-6 days a week
1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving* or Palm-Up Isolated
1 set: Palm-Down Isolated
1 set: Radial Deviation
1 set: Supination Isolated
1 set: Thumb-Up Elbow Moving* or Thumb-Up Isolated
1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving* or Palm-Up Isolated

Perform 6 sets in the morning, and 6 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #9-12: 8 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 6 days a week
1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving* or Palm-Up Isolated
1 set: Palm-Down Isolated
1 sets: Radial Deviation
2 sets: Supination Isolated
2 sets: Thumb-Up Elbow Moving* or Thumb-Up Isolated
1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving* or Palm-Up Isolated

*Perform 8 sets in the morning, and 8 sets in the afternoon or evening.

PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE: Increase exercise resistance each week by moving up the Band Clasp/shortening the band length.