Friday, October 10, 2014

ANGLER'S ELBOW

The Cause and The Cure

by Tom Dempsey, Mobile, Alabama, USA

Anglers, like all athletes, are subject to musculoskeletal injuries acquired in pursuit of their specific sport. Fly fishers have uniqueaches and pains that can make them uncomfortable. One of the most common problems seen in the fly fisher occurs from using the elbow repetitively to swing a rod and line.

Generically this was referred to as “tennis elbow,” an inflammation of the ligament insertion on the outside of the elbow which produces pain on flexion and extension of the elbow, i.e., during the casting stroke. It can be exquisitely tender to the touch.
Proceed down to pages 21, 22, and 23.

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