In embalmed preparations, the antebrachial fascia in the lateral elbow region is shown to be deformed by load application to the triceps muscle. From this fascia, muscles arise which are primarily concerned with the extension of wrist and fingers. In the case of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), the superficial site of attachment of these extensors at the lateral epicondyle is extremely painful. Triceps training may help to diminish (or prevent) this pain by altering the forces acting at the lateral epicondyle.

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doi.org/10.1016/0268-0033(91)90043-P, hdl.handle.net/1765/56740
Clinical Biomechanics
Department of Neuroscience

Stoeckart, R., Vleeming, A., Simons, J. L., van Helvoirt, R., & Snijders, C. (1991). Fascial deformation in the lateral elbow region: A conceptual approach. Clinical Biomechanics, 6(1), 60–62. doi:10.1016/0268-0033(91)90043-P