It’s about that time of year in the football season when my elbow would start flaring up with pain. The pain would be on the inside of my right elbow. I would snap through it and not know how to fix it. Anti-inflammatories and ice were used to try to stop the pain but that did not help. My brother in law ,Dr. Tommy John, who is a chiropractor and runs a performance and healing center in San Diego told me that I needed to get the muscles around my elbow stronger. He was right! He told me to make sure my forearms were as strong as I could get them. He gave me a few exercises to do.
1.Forearm Curls- I would use a weight that I could get 50 reps for 1 set and would do 3 total sets with each arm. For me that was about 20-30 lbs. If using a weight is painful then do the curls with no weight. Make sure you are getting full extension and curl with each rep.