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Elbow Support

Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis


What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a common injury and got its' name because tennis players tended to get it. It is inflammation or degeneration of the tendon that attaches to the bony bit (lateral epicedial) on the outside of the arm or elbow. A common cause in tennis is poor backhand technique or a grip that is too small. A small grip will mean the muscles in the elbow must work harder and become inflamed. The majority of people getting tennis elbow are between 40 and 50 yrs but it can affect athletes of any age. (Is this because 40 - 50 yr olds are the ones with more time to play?)

Which strengthening exercises will aid rehabilitation and help prevent Tennis Elbow recurring.

Hitting tennis backhands with a 'wrist' action will put far too much strain on the elbow. The wrist should be firm and not bent when the ball is struck so the forces can be spread over the arm, shoulder and the rest of the body. Tennis elbow can be a difficult injury to treat so it is important you do the correct thing as early as possible.

Symptoms Include:

Pain on the bony bit (lateral epicedial) on the outside of the elbow, or 1-2cm forward of it on the tendon.

Weakness in the wrist.

Pain in the outside of the elbow when the hand is bent back (extended) at the wrist against resistance.

Pain on the outside of the elbow when trying to straighten the fingers against resistance.

Pain when pressing in on the bony bit on the outside of the elbow.

It is important to have the neck examined as well as elbow pain can be referred from problems in the neck.

What can the athlete do?

Ice the injury for two days (20 min's on up to six times a day) Rest.

Wear a brace or support to protect the tendon whilst healing and strengthening, particularly when returning to playing / equivalent.

Tennis elbow brace - why is it useful?
Strengthening exercises are important to prevent re-injury. 
Rest is a very important component in the healing of this injury. It may heal quickly within two weeks but you could suffer with this problem for up to two years. When the symptoms have settled down it is essential you fully rehabilitate and strengthen the elbow and follow guidelines that will help you avoid the injury in the future:

Correct technique - play the backhand with the arm not the wrist!

Use a forearm brace or heat retainer if you have a weak wrist or elbow.

Do not play with wet, heavy balls.

Use a light racket if you do not play very often.

Make sure your strings are not too tight.


Tennis Elbow Braces and Supports

Tennis Elbow Brace This provides protection and support to the muscles around the elbow and so helping to take the strain off the injured area. Wear it as a short term measure to aid recovery. If you need to use your arm during the day for work then it can give support and aid healing.

Elbow Heat Retainer / Support. A heat retainer or support provides support and protection to the elbow. In addition it helps retain the heat produced by the body. Blood circulation is improved and therefore healing is accelerated. Use an elbow support or heat retainer to aid recovery but try not to rely on them long term as this can cause muscle wastage around the joint. If you need to wear a support to mask pain in order to play then you probably should be resting. Use it to heal and provide additional support during rehabilitation. 



Helps support the elbow joint and aids recovery of injured elb...
Helps support the elbow joint and aids recovery of injured elbows and relieves arthritis pain. Recommended for tennis and golfer's elbow.Size :S       22.9 - 26.7cm     9 - 10½"M  &..
RM39.90
The LP neoprene Elbow Support protects against scrapes and bru...
The LP neoprene Elbow Support protects against scrapes and bruises and helps reduce pain due to tendonitis and tennis elbow.It applies comfortable compression for weak or overstressed elbows and applies therapeutic warmth to weak elbow joints. Th..
RM39.90
Helps support elbow joint, aids recovery of injured elbows and...
Helps support elbow joint, aids recovery of injured elbows and relieves arthritis pain. Recommended for tennis and golf elbow.S: 22.9 - 26.7cmM: 26.7 - 31.8cmL: 31.8 - 37.5cmXL: 37.5 - 43.2cm..
RM49.90
The LP Elasticated Elbow support provides firm support and hel...
The LP Elasticated Elbow support provides firm support and helps relieve pain for weak, swollen or injured elbows. It helps conditions arising from fatigue or overstrain.The support offers protection against further injury, and is suitable for al..
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Ensures maximum heat retention and provides uniform pressure a...
Ensures maximum heat retention and provides uniform pressure against the muscle and tendons. Adjustable hook and loop closure allows additional compression when needed. Recommended for tendinitis and tennis elbow.Sizes:S: 22.9 - 25.4 cmM: 25.4 - ..
RM36.90
The LP Tennis/Golf Elbow brace is ideal for tennis elbow and g...
The LP Tennis/Golf Elbow brace is ideal for tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. It helps relieve elbow pain caused by muscle overuse and bruising.The foam pad insert helps relieve discomfort on both sides of the forearm, and the moulded rigid shell ..
RM169.00
The LP Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow Wrap relieves pain resulting ...
The LP Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow Wrap relieves pain resulting from strained muscles in the forearm during play, and provides comfortable compression for weak or overstressed elbows.The extra triangle pressure point offers extra pressure on the mu..
RM46.90
The X-Tremus Elbow Support includes the Arrow Pattern Magic Po...
The X-Tremus Elbow Support includes the Arrow Pattern Magic Power Band. This high density knitting stores and releases energy and enhances sports performance by improving explosive motion. The Power Band also helps align the posterior elbow.The S..
RM169.00
The LPM Elbow Wrap is made of a unique blend of extra-strengt...
The LPM Elbow Wrap is made of a unique blend of extra-strength elastic and transverse nylon fibers which combine to give you long-lasting, heavy-duty support.·         Comfortable and reusable.· &nb..
RM39.90
The LPM Elbow Support helps avoid the misery and frustration ...
The LPM Elbow Support helps avoid the misery and frustration resulting from an injured or weak elbow by making sure you are prepared, right from the start with the LPM elbow support. There unique design provides firm support for weak, swollen ..
RM27.90
LPM Supports are made of the highest grade closed cell neopren...
LPM Supports are made of the highest grade closed cell neoprene, covered with stretch nylon on both sides for your comfort. Neoprene is the ultimate material for compression and heat retention, which helps improve blood circulation. This combinat..
RM39.90
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