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When to use an Elbow Brace for Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow may sound like something only Roger Federer or Raphael Nadal need to watch out for, but you can actually get tennis elbow from a lot of different activities.  In reality, anything with repetitive arm movement like Carpentry, Weightlifting, or Baseball can result in an injured elbow.  Once you've got Tennis Elbow, the question is what to do about it and how to treat it - none of us wants to give up our daily routine, and with the proper treatment you won't have to!


The first thing to try when your elbow is in pain is to simply take a bit of a break and rest. Often the body can heal itself without much intervention on your part, and it could be that a little bit of elbow rest is exactly what the doctor ordered - giving your body a chance to repair the underlying causes of your elbow pain and inflammation without additional strain of exercise or work.

While for many of us Rest is the main way to go to get rid of Tennis Elbow, sometimes you need to speed the process along - like if your job requires a lot of elbow bending & arm extensions.  Rest might help, but you've got to get back to work quickly, and sometimes rest isn't enough.

Elbow Support & Compression

While rest can work wonders, sometimes it isn't enough on it's own.  You may be able to speed along the healing process with the proper Elbow Compression Gear in place.  Elbow Sleeves help with your Tennis Elbow by supporting the joint while you're injured, and providing compression across the elbow.  The added support allows your elbow to heal with less risk of overextension, allowing you to get the most out of your downtime. 

The compressing action of the brace across the elbow relieves inflammation caused by injury and improving blood circulation in the compressed area, helping to speed up the time it takes to get back to normal.  With a Compression Sleeve combined with rest, you'll have a better chance of getting back to your routine quickly and easily.  Once you recover, a sleeve can help keep your healthy arm stabilized, allowing you to stay healthy and in top form

When a Sleeve May Not Be Enough.

For more serious cases of Tennis Elbow, you may need to upgrade to a more stiff, supporting brace.  Velcro Adjustable braces (like this one here) will provide your arm more support and compression at the cost of your mobility, allowing your body to heal for a bit before making the switch to an Elbow Compression Sleeve.

As always, be sure to consult your Doctor as to which Elbow Support Brace would be appropriate for your needs.  If you need either of the braces mentioned above, check out our products linked below:

Elbow Sleeves

Velcro Adjustable Brace