Summary of Condition:
Medial epicondylitis is also called “little league” elbow. Medial epicondylitis illustrates a snapping motion of the elbow in pronation or a motion such as throwing breaking balls in baseball causing stress on the medial side of the elbow. This results in an injuring of the radioulnar pronator cuff muscle inserting on the inner condylar ridge of the humerus.
Benefits of AIS on Condition:
After the elbow is healed and free movement is permitted by the physician, restore the range of motion with gentle AIS stretching. If the injury is mild, begin stretching of the elbows, radioulnar, wrists and hands. Strengthen the elbow flexors and extensors, radioulnar pronators and supinators with small weights. Progression to stretching bands or surgical tubing is permitted when the subject is pain free. Incorporate the use of a rubber band and a soft ball for the hands and fingers. Ice massage and stretch the muscles frequently. An ace wrap for gentle support is helpful.
Example excerpt from Book or DVD:
Muscles stretched are the wrist and forearm extensor muscles. The muscles contracted are the wrist flexor muscles. You begin the stretch by extending the elbow, slowly flexing the wrist downward by contracting the wrist flexor muscles. Apply a gentle stretch across the posterior (dorsal) hand with the opposite hand. (Excerpt from Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method. Pg. 33)
What People Are Saying
“Aaron Mattes started formulating Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Mattes Method over 30 years ago. During the past several years of using The Mattes Method, I've had clients get relief from chronic pain caused by numerous conditions. They have defied prognosis and have recovered to lead lives of normalcy once again. I've worked with NCAA Champions, Big Ten Athletes of the Year and Olympic Champions who will attest to the effectiveness of The Mattes Method. I have several colleagues throughout the United States and abroad achieving similar success.”Ray Fritz, Personal Trainer, Lake Orion, MI