Most Popular Tennis Elbow Straps & Armbands
One of our most popular options is compression aids and sleeves designed to place specified supporting compression to an injured elbow, such as is commonly found in tennis players and golfers. The support can be used for epicondylitis, tendonitis and swelling and is fully adjustable meaning one size fits all.
Elbow support straps relieves tennis elbow and golfer's elbow symptoms by applying compression against the tendons that produce bending and extending movements of the wrist joint. These arm supports used particularly by golfers and racket sports players to prevent and reduce the pain and discomfort of commonly suffered symptoms such as bursitis, tennis and golfers' elbow. It's adjustable and a special Velcro strap makes it easier than ever to wear.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does tennis elbow ever go away?
Yes, tennis elbow can be successfully treated with stretching and strengthening procedures specific to the tendons around the wrist and forearm. In the short term, an elbow support can help reduce symptoms by supporting these tendons until the root cause of the injury (often overuse or repetitive activities) has been modified. Seek advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist for a rehabilitation program specific to you.
Why does tennis elbow hurt so bad?
Tennis elbow is often due to overuse or repetitive movements at the wrist. Gripping a tennis racquet and extending the wrist is the perfect example of a movement than can cause tennis elbow, which is why the condition was given its name. However, other activities like typing, operating machinery, writing or other wrist movements can also overload the tendons that stem from the elbow. These tendons may weaken as they cannot cope with the increasing load and will therefore become inflamed or painful, often at the site they attach to at the elbow.
How can you treat tennis elbow at home?
Home stretches and strengthening exercises can be prescribed by a Chartered Physiotherapist to complete at home. These will ensure that the root cause of the injury is addressed and help prevent it from returning. Often prolonged positions of wrist flexion and extension can cause tennis elbow pain, therefore stretching the wrist and hand after any aggravating activities can help alleviate pain and prevent tennis elbow from occurring.
Do compression sleeves help with tennis elbow?
Compression sleeves can be greatly beneficial in reducing the symptoms associated with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). The effect of compression will help improve circulation and therefore reduce swelling, pain and inflammation around the joint and tendons of the forearm. When returning to activity, wearing a compression sleeve may also help improve confidence when re-integrating to normal activities again and supporting the tendons until they are fully recovered.
Is an elbow support good for tennis elbow?
Our tennis elbow supports and straps are specifically designed to support your forearm during everyday and sporting activities that could make your pain worse. Wearing a support on your forearm may also help take some pressure off the tendons in your elbow which can help ease the pain and prevent further damage and irritation. Talk with your doctor or physical therapist about whether you should use one and the right kind of support brace for you.