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NeopreneTennis Elbow Support

NeopreneTennis Elbow Support

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Slip-On Elbow Compression Support

Slip-On Elbow Compression Support

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Arthritis Elbow Wrap

Arthritis Elbow Wrap

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Many people call it the "funny bone" since a tingling sensation is produced if the elbow is hit on the bony exterior. This is because there are tendons and nerves that run down the arm to the hand on the outside of the elbow. The elbow connects the hand to the shoulder, and it serves as the junction for the biceps in the upper arm and the muscles of the forearm. Any injury or ache in the elbow can result in pain moving the elbow itself, as well as pain and difficulty with all functions of the hand and wrist. Elbow injuries must be treated properly by a physician in order to maintain full range of motion, no matter what the cause. Under a doctor's guidance, elbow support products might be recommended for a short time in order to prevent, or to recover from, having surgery.

 

There are many causes of elbow pain that need a braces for the elbow. Some are the result of degenerative diseases, age related wearing of the joints, injury, or daily repetitive activities. Arthritis is a swelling of the joints that is usually age-related, while specific areas of the elbow can become swollen in response to daily activities. People who lean on their elbows for long periods of time or who engage in daily repetitive arm movements such as gardening and throwing sports might develop a swelling of the bursa sacs that cushion the elbow. This bursitis results in visible swelling on the exterior of the elbow when the bursa fill with fluid. If the case is severe enough, the practitioner might use a syringe to drain the sacs and an elbow brace for support. Other repetitive strain manifestations are all the result of doing the same thing with the arm daily, but the different names mean that they affect different parts of the elbow. For all of them there is often a dull pain that can escalate slowly over several weeks or months. Not until the pain begins to interfere with life will the patient seek treatment.

 

Depending on the cause and severity, the physician might prescribe a different course of treatment. Most of these typically require that an elbow brace is worn. The point is to support the muscles surrounding the elbow to allow them to rest, but unlike splints and slings, the arm not immobilized. This lowers the likelihood of the joint stiffening up.

 

Following an injury, the patient must be mindful of evidence of damage to the joint which he cannot treat at home or if the elbow brace is worsening the pain. Among these warning signs are severe pain and heavy swelling, or any signs of infection like redness, tenderness, and swelling. It could be a fracture. The doctor will most likely put the affected joint into a cast or splint until it is healed. After which, the patient will begin physical therapy to return total movement in the arm and hand. He will also likely exchange his splint for an elbow supporter until he is fully healed. Fractures must be rested. All of the physicians directives in the way of physical therapy must be daily heeded for full recovery to take place.

 

Through the use of the right brace for the elbow, pain can be alleviated and healing can begin.

 

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