Forearm Band for Golf or Tennis Elbow
This strap that places pressure on the forearm just below the elbow can help with both lateral and medial epicondylitis. It helps divert pressure away from a tendon’s insertion point, easing pain and allowing healing to take place.
One can rotate the elbow band so that the thicker, padded area that applies pressure can be targeted to either the outer or inner part of one’s elbow, as appropriate for one’s particular overuse injury.
The thin elbow brace is contoured for a more comfortable fit around the elbow joint. The slim profile of the elbow brace for golfer’s elbow keeps it from limiting one’s range of motion and disrupting one’s performance.
A buckle and Velcro closure system makes it easy to adjust the tightness of the elbow compression band. Doing so is also an extremely simple process.
It comes in a single universal size, eliminating the hassle of measuring one’s forearm and taking a best guess at one’s size. This also helps to cut down on inventory, making the golf/tennis elbow band more affordable.
The soft loop neoprene of which the epicondylitis elbow support band is constructed is comfortable against the skin. This material is also free of latex.
How Does a Strap Help with Epicondylitis Treatment?
Lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis are two different conditions with similar causes and treatment methods. The differences between the two stem from which soft tissues are affected.
Both refer to damage to the tendons and muscles of the elbow, usually due to repetitive use or excessive strain, often due to forceful movements of the fingers or wrist. A number of activities, hobbies or careers outside of tennis and golf can lead to these conditions.
With golf elbow, this causes problems where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump at the inside of one’s elbow. With tennis elbow, the damage occurs where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump at the outside of one’s elbow. In either case, pain might radiate to the forearm and wrist.
Treatment for these elbow injuries involves following similar steps, just applied to differing areas around the elbow. And in most cases, self-care measures are sufficient for soothing tennis or golf elbow.
Resting the arm from stressful activities is a key element of lateral or medial epicondylitis treatment as this allows swelling to subside and healing to occur. One can speed along this process by applying ice to the painful area at regular intervals throughout the day.
Use of a forearm strap or elbow brace can also help divert stress away from the injured tissue. The targeted compression such products apply also enhance blood flow, speeding the removal of inflammation and encouraging healing. Those who want a bit more coverage and support might consider a golf or tennis elbow brace rather than a strap.
A doctor or physical therapist can also recommend gentle exercises to improve the strength and flexibilities of one’s arm muscles, which can also help reduce pain from golf or tennis elbow.
In rare cases when such methods fail to bring relief, surgery may need to be considered to remove damaged tissue.
Features of Sleek Elbow Strap for Treating Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
This tennis or golf elbow support is effective and affordable. Following is a list of its features:
- Band for the forearm has a padded area that applies pressure to damaged tendons, easing pain
- Elbow strap for lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, elbow tendonitis and other soft tissue elbow injuries
- Low-profile elbow wrap allows one to maintain complete range of motion
- Soft-loop material of which the forearm compression band is composed is comfortable and latex-free
- Velcro closure that loops through a buckle makes it easy to apply, remove and adjust the elbow tendonitis brace
- Universal size of the forearm tendonitis strap simplifies the ordering process
|Size||Universal (One Size Fits Most)|
|Circumference in inches||8" - 12"|
|Measurement taken at the circumference of the forearm|