Elbow injuries can take longer to cure than other overuse injuries - from six to 12 weeks or more--because there are few muscles-to-bring blood and its healing cells to repair damaged tissues. The good news is that most elbow problems can be successfully treated with a brace, rest, medication, physical therapy, and simple strengthening techniques can prevent further injuries. The most common sites for elbow injury are the tendons that attach to the epicondyles (funny bone). Overusing arm muscles, especially by snapping, rolling, or aggressively twisting the forearm can inflame and cause tiny tears in these tendons (see picture). Tennis elbow refers to pain near the outer, or lateral, side of the elbow, and golfer's elbow refers to pain on the inner or medial side of the elbow. Injury also commonly occurs at the ulnar nerve when repeated bending of the elbow strains and swells the nerve, sometimes trapping the nerve in its bony tunnel - the cubital tunnel.
To prevent an elbow injury, it's vital to keep your arm muscles strong and flexible.
Features and Benefits:
- Helps relieve sore, aching elbow muscles and joints
- Universal size
- Sleek, design fits easily under clothing
- Breathable, moisture-wicking materials are durable, soft and latex-free
- Adjustable fasteners for a customized fit
- Easy to put on and take off
- Use on right or left elbow