Hyper-extended elbows are quite common for active people and this can create problems for the average yoga student. Stretch your arm out in front of you and if it easily twists outward, then you will have to be particularly conscious of your elbows while in weight-bearing postures. Putting weight on a hyperextended joint will wear away the joint tissue and cartilage over time. If a joint is inflamed it requires a healing process that may include a doctor's visit, hot and cold therapy, rest, or something else.
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 5002017-01-17T19:11:35-04:00Categories: Pain Management, YOGA FOR PHYSICAL HEALTH|Tags: avoid the yinyasa class, ligaments of your elbows, modified plank using a wall, recommending a student to the restorative class, suffering from tennis elbow, yoga and your hinge joints|1 Comment