It’s common for elbow pain to develop if you are building a new garage or spend weeks on end sitting in front of a computer. Muscles become overstrained and tendon attachments get irritated, and rebel. If you listen to your body and protect the painful area, symptoms will quickly subside. But more and more often we are ignoring the signals and carrying on as we were.
Bauerfeind’s medical-grade compression promotes healing blood flow and proprioception to reduce pain, swelling and re-injury. Whether you are recovering from injury or trying to ensure your best performance, Bauerfeind braces and supports stabilize the joints without limiting mobility, so you can rely on your body to get you through the day.
Common Elbow Pain: “Tennis Elbow” and “Golfer’s Elbow”
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as “Tennis Elbow”, refers to inflammation of the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Symptoms include pain or burning on the outer part of the elbow and weakened grip strength. As the name suggests, Tennis Elbow is common among athletes who play tennis and other racquet sports. However, 90 percent of people affected by tennis arm are craftspeople, musicians or PC users – not tennis players!
Medial epicondylitis, commonly known as “Golfer’s Elbow”, refers to inflammation of the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, weakness or in more severe cases numbness and tingling originating at the inner part of the elbow and radiating through the wrist and hand. Golfer’s Elbow is common among athletes who play golf, but it can affect tennis players and others who repeatedly clench their wrists and hands.
Wearing an elbow strap, brace or support can help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with tennis or golfer’s elbow. Bauerfeind offers 4 products to help prevent or treat this injury: EpiTrain, EpiPoint, Sports Elbow Support and Sports Elbow Strap.