Originally Posted by Kimy
Hey you beat-up buzzards, anybody have advice for elbow pain from kayaking?
Well, as everybody seems to say bent-shaft over and over like a broken record, I'll chime in with some very unpopular advise: First, take a break, then exercise and lift weights. Most cases of Tennis elbow are the result of overuse on muscles that are, for lack of a better description, flabby and unused. Prep-ing for the season with lifting and regular arm exercise (swimming is excellent) will go a long way. Also, stretching after paddling is key. For your ailment, first extend your arm straight out, then grab your hand and rotate your hand/arm gently to the inside (clockwise for left arm and so forth). This should stretch those muscles. If that's not clear (and I'm sure it's not) then look up stretches online.
Tennis Elbow Exercise
The stretch is the same motion as the Forearm Pronation / Supination listed in the above site, but you want to keep rotating so your thumb points down.
As a disclaimer to lessen then chances that I'll get sued for this advise... I advise no one to ever take my advise (the English language is so fun)!