Arm and elbow supports and braces perform two important functions:
Therefore, the type and severity of your arm or elbow injury, or the potential damage that may be caused by any activity, are critical to your choice of the correct arm and elbow support.
Our Buyer's Guide aims to help you to choose the best arm and elbow support.
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are overuse conditions that cause pain to radiate from the elbow down the forearm. Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow don't just affect tennis and golf players. Work-related activities that involve gripping, such as using a hammer or screwdriver, often cause tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. If you wear a compression strap or brace, tightened against the painful tendon to limit its girth, it will reduce the force transmitted through the tendon and relieve the painful symptoms of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow considerably.
Neoprene elbow supports are more appropriate where there is arthritis and joint pain in the elbow joint, or following an elbow fracture or elbow surgery. The warmth and compression provided by a neoprene elbow support is extremely therapeutic and can help to relieve pain and swelling around the elbow. The Vulkan Tennis Elbow Support combines a Neoprene sleeve with a compression strap, to provide maximum support and pain relief to the arm and elbow. For complete tennis elbow or golfer's elbow rehabilitation you need the PhysioRoom Tennis Elbow Repair Kit, which includes a Tennis Elbow Support for symptom relief, TENS machine for elbow pain relief and resistance bands for elbow strengthening.
Overuse conditions, tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, cause pain in the tendons of the forearm and the elbow. It's not just tennis and golf players who are affected by tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. Work activities like gripping a tool, such as a hammer or screwdriver, often cause tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. During sports' or work activities, Elbow Compression Straps and Braces act directly on the tendons that are the source of tennis elbow and golfer.s elbow pain. By applying compression directly to the painful tendon to limit its girth, you reduce the force transmitted through the tendon and greatly relieve the symptoms of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
The warmth and compression provided by a Neoprene elbow support is extremely therapeutic and can help to relieve the pain and swelling that results from elbow surgery or arthritis of the elbow joint. Following an elbow injury, or elbow surgery, wearing an elbow support will protect the elbow joint from further damage. An elbow support, especially one like the Mueller Pro Level Elbow Pad, which features extra padding, will protect the elbow joint from injury in sports where a fall is likely to bring your elbow into contact with a hard surface.
Serious elbow injuries: elbow fractures, elbow dislocations, as well as elbow surgery, require that the elbow is immobilised in a plaster cast, elbow brace or sling for a period of time. The Donjoy ROM Elbow Deluxe Brace is the modern alternative to immobolising the elbow joint in a plaster cast. Because it can be removed temporarily, this Elbow Brace is more hygienic than a plaster cast and features an adjustable hinge which allows the wearer to gradually increase the range of motion in the elbow joint as the tissue heals. Movement of the forearm is prevented by a hand brace. The top-of-the-range Donjoy Ultra Sling II and ProCare Elbow Sling also give a level of support and comfort that is superior to that provided by a standard triangular bandage.
To immobilise the elbow joint in the most comfortable position for healing, both slings have wide, adjustable shoulder and waist straps. In addition, the Donjoy Ultra Elbow Sling boasts a foam positioning pad and an exercise ball. The elbow sling's foam positioning pad cushions the elbow joint extremely comfortably at waist level. As the pain in your elbow lessens, you squeeze the ball to reduce stiffness in the hand and forearm, to stimulate circulation and accelerate healing of the elbow joint.
Golfer's elbow and tennis elbow are chronic conditions characterised by pain in the tendons of the forearm and the elbow. Playing tennis and golf is not the only cause of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. Working with tools that you grip firmly, such as a hammer or a drill, can also bring on tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. Whether at work or play, wearing an Elbow Compression Strap or Elbow Brace applies compression directly to the painful tendons that are the source of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, limiting their girth. The compression reduces the force transmitted through the tendon and effectively relieves the symptoms of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
People who have experienced elbow fractures or elbow dislocations, or had elbow surgery, need to protect and support their elbow joint when they return to sport. Wearing a Neoprene elbow support will provide therapeutic warmth and compression, reducing soreness and stiffness in the elbow joint, as well as protecting the elbow from damage in contact with an opponent or in a fall. The Mueller Pro Level Elbow Pad, which features a tough Kevlar layer and padding, gives the elbow joint extra protection from injury in sports where a fall will bring your elbow into contact with a hard surface. If you have a history of painful conditions, such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow, wearing an elbow brace or elbow strap will prevent or relieve the discomfort in your elbow and forearm sufficiently to allow you to play your chosen sport.