Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions On Elbow Supports

Elbow braces are designed to apply pressure to the forearm muscles, taking pressure off the injured tendon. You can wear them while working or playing sports. The duration of use is usually up to six weeks while the tendon recovers.

Elbow braces are designed to apply pressure to the forearm muscles, taking pressure off the injured tendon. You can wear them while working or playing sports. The duration of use is usually up to six weeks while the tendon recovers.

Tennis elbow also called Lateral Epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis (swelling of the tendons)- that causes pain in the elbow and arm. Any frequent repetitive gripping activities, especially thoseinvolving the use of thumb and first two fingers, may contribute to tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow can be treated by doin the following :

  • Icing the elbow
  • Using an elbow strap or brace to protect the injured tendon
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Getting physical therapy

The right elbow brace for hyperextension is the one that delivers compression. Compression is an important feature to look for in a brace as hyperextending your elbow can damage the ligaments and tendons of the elbow. Compression holds the muscles in place and reduces swelling.

Hinged elbow braces are supportive fitted braces used to control the range of motion in the elbow joint. Hinged on either side are designed to stop the elbow once it reaches 0 degrees and prevent it from moving back more causing injury to the joint.

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