Post Op Elbow BraceTennis is clinically known as lateral preconditions and is a form of elbow tendinitis. It occurs when there is a swelling of the tendons that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone, causing pain around the outside of the elbow.
Tennis Elbow is usually caused by the overuse of these muscles, which are attached to your elbow and are used to straighten your wrist. This is a common action in a tennis swing, hence the name tennis elbow – however tennis elbow can also be caused by other activities such as decorating, playing the violin, or other racquet sports like squash and badminton.
The main symptom of the tennis elbow is pain or tenderness on the outside of your elbow, although this can extend right down your forearm.
Although the damage is to the tendons in the elbow, you are most likely to experience pain when doing things with your hands such as gripping small objects, bending your arm, or twisting open a jam jar.
You can read more about the causes and symptoms of tennis elbow on the Nexgenmedical website.
How to Treat Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow can be a very painful condition, so if you think you are suffering from this condition then the first thing to do is to get some physiotherapy treatment and to avoid any further activity that causes pain.
It is also usually advised to follow to apply ice packs to your elbow for a few days, which will help to reduce swelling and pain. The best practice is to apply an ice pack for about 15 minutes at a time, several times a day. You should always wrap the ice packs in a thin towel to protect the skin.
If tennis is the cause of your condition, then you may wish to review and improve your tennis swing to avoid overworking the elbow area. It is also advised to thoroughly warm up and stretch the area when you are playing again.
How Does a Tennis Elbow Support Help?
A good quality tennis elbow support can help to alleviate pain by taking some of the pressure off the tendons in the elbow.
There are several different types of tennis Post Op Elbow Brace supports and braces available, all of which are available as part of the LP Support range.
Best Post-Elbow Brace Supports and Braces LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Wrap The most common type of tennis elbow supports are simple, strap-type braces that are wrapped around the forearm just below the elbow.
This is a feature of the LP 751 Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow Wrap, which includes a triangular pressure point for extra pressure on the muscles in the forearm.
This helps to absorb some of the forces that transmit through the tissue, relieving the pain associated with the tennis elbow.
The nature of this strap means that the pressure point can be applied to the precise area required, and as this is a ‘one size fits all support’, the adjustable hook and loop strap can be adjusted according to the tension required.