Tennis Elbow Braces

Dale Harris discusses options for easing tennis elbow pain.

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Dale Harris discusses options for easing tennis elbow pain.
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Featuring Dale Harris, Bracing Equipment Specialist

Duration: 1 minute, 9 seconds

Lateral epicondylitis, which is inflammation on the tendon bone attachment on the elbow, is commonly referred to as tennis elbow.

There are a variety of different options available out there. A couple of the products that we really like are these two products here. When trying on a tennis elbow brace, there are a couple of key features that you want to look for.

One of the most important things is finding a strap that puts pressure on the affected muscle group. So, you can do that with a gel pad, you can do it with an aerosol, you can do it with a little bit of foam.

That puts pressure on that affected muscle group. If you don't have that pad all you're really doing is restricting blood flow. So looking for that additional pad to put pressure on that affected muscle group either on the medial side, or on the - pardon me - on the lateral side or on the medial side.

These products work well in conjunction with icing, physiotherapy, stretching, modification of activities and also, wearing the strap during activities other than the one where you developed the injury.

When you're ready to try on a tennis elbow brace, go to a local retailer in your area, and get an experienced fitter. Try on two or three different tennis elbow braces, and find the one that's most effective for you. I think you'll find that this will really help get through to tennis elbow.

Presenter: Mr. Dale Harris, Bracing & Equipment Specialist, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.