Utilizing an elbow ice wrap and/or an elbow heating pad is a common step for healing tennis elbow and many other injuries. Doing so can ease pain, swelling, and stiffness, making it a great way to treat tennis elbow at home.
This wrap for tennis elbow with ice/heat packs holds them to the sore area, allowing one to be more mobile while engaging in ice or heat therapy. The wrap also ensures that the ice pack for elbow pain relief does not slip out of position.
Two elbow ice packs come with the elbow pain wrap, which means one does not have to wait for a gel pack to refreeze before using it again. This also enables one to easily shift between cold and heat therapy for tennis elbow treatment, if needed.
The wrap for tennis elbow also applies customized compression to the sore joint, which can help relieve pain and encourage healing. Straps both below and above the elbow joint make it easy to adjust this.
The wrap itself is ergonomically designed and it is constructed of a foam laminate that is breathable and soft. A pocket holds the heat/ice packs for the elbow in place. Contact closures make it quick and easy to secure the elbow ice sleeve.
Each ice or heating pad for the elbow is 2 inches wide and 11 inches long, providing more than enough coverage in most instances.
The open elbow area of the tennis elbow heat/ice wrap improves its flexibility.
Elbow tendonitis refers to painful inflammation of the tendons in the elbow vicinity, often due to them being overworked by repetitive motions of the wrist and/or arm. When the tendons of the forearm muscles hurt where they attach to the bony bump on the outside of the elbow (and possibly down the arm), this is known as lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow.
While this might stem from playing tennis, many hobbies, jobs, and other athletic activities can irritate this area of the arm. In fact, one of the most common culprits is heavy computer usage.
In many cases, what to do for tennis elbow pain amounts to conservative, self-care measures. Rest from irritating activities is one of the first and most important steps one can take. This prevents additional damage from occurring and allows healing to get underway.
Some also opt to use a tennis elbow brace or strap to reduce stress on the tendon.
Using ice for tennis elbow for 10 to 15 minutes multiple times throughout the day can help reduce inflammation and, thus, pain.
Once initial inflammation has subsided, one may also incorporate the use of heat for tennis elbow relief. Using an elbow heat wrap can improve blood flow to the injured tissue, which is great for promoting healing. Heat treatment for tennis elbow also relaxes tight forearm muscles and diminishes stiffness that might be limiting one’s range of motion.
The compression of this heat/ice wrap for elbow pain applies also encourages blood flow, lowering inflammation and pain.
After an initial period of rest, careful exercise and stretching is an important component of recovering from the repetitive stress injury. If poor form or ergonomics are to blame for the development of tennis elbow, this should also be addressed to prevent a recurrence.
Massage is another effective tool for some when it comes to tennis elbow treatment.
If conservative methods fail to bring relief after six months to a year, surgery to remove damaged tissue may be considered. Afterward, this tennis elbow ice wrap may again prove useful for the recovery period. BraceAbility also offers a number of elbow braces for post-operative use.
Using a heat or ice pack for tennis elbow is a go-to treatment method for good reason. It is a simple, low-cost mode of treatment that is quite effective. And this cryotherm arm wrap makes applying elbow heat or ice wraps even easier. Following is a list of its features:
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