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dcottrill 07-06-2008 07:15 PM

Elbow Pain
 
Just recently I have started feeling a bit of elbow tenderness after playing tennis. A friend of mine who used to suffer from tennis elbow swears by this brace. He claims that it has completely cured his elbow pain. Does anybody else have any experience with this product?

Thanks.

http://www.orthobrace.com/fla/products/19-600.htm

AznRamenDude 07-06-2008 08:30 PM

You cant completely cure TE. The elbow brace might/should help, but it wont make your TE dissapear completly.

Leelord337 07-06-2008 10:41 PM

i would say use a softer string like head synthetic gut

SystemicAnomaly 07-08-2008 03:56 AM

Products like this one can ease the pain of TE by changing the geometry of the forearm muscles to minimize stress on the extensor tendons. It can also be a great feedback tool. If the support/clasp is somewhat snug (as it probably should be), you should feel more forearm pressure underneath the device if you are gripping excessively (gripping too often or too tightly) -- this can be an excellent reminder to keep your grip fairly loose most of the time.

TheJRK 07-09-2008 11:08 AM

I've recently started playing again after 2 months off (due to tendonitis in my arm).

I bought one of those braces because I could barely hold my racket and I needed something to help me get through a USTA match I had (I didn't want to forfeit). Looking back, I should've saved the 20 bucks and just rested.

It did help with the pain during my match but I knew in the back of my mind that I was still doing damage to my tendons by playing through the pain. The problem with that brace is that it gives you the impression that you are "cured" when in fact it is just masking the pain which is your body's way of saying something is wrong.

Since then I've switched to softer strings (VS gut and Maxim Touch) strung at a lower tension as well as not using a death grip when I play. I feel a lot better now.

Most people use that brace because they want a "quick fix" (as I did) for their tennis elbow pain. They love playing and they don't want to take the time off to properly rest and fix the problem correctly. Take it from me, just rest up, ice, take some NSAIDs, and when you return, check to make sure your technique is correct. You don't want to rely on wearing stuff on your arm just so you can keep playing the sport you love most.

Il Mostro 07-09-2008 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcottrill (Post 2498736)
Just recently I have started feeling a bit of elbow tenderness after playing tennis. A friend of mine who used to suffer from tennis elbow swears by this brace. He claims that it has completely cured his elbow pain. Does anybody else have any experience with this product?

Thanks.

http://www.orthobrace.com/fla/products/19-600.htm

Tennis elbow "cures" aside, why would you pay $32 for that? A Mc David or any number of other brands will do exactly the same thing for < $$$.

moonbat 07-12-2008 02:40 PM

I was out for 4 months with tennis elbow and this physical therapy fixed me right up. I swear by it.

http://www.astym.com/


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