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tonibabes 03-14-2012 09:50 AM

Need Help! What is the best Tennis Elbow Support/Brace?
 
I have been suffering Tennis Elbow for 10 months now(thanks to Babolat APDGT & RPM Blast :mad:) I already switch to arm friendly racquets & strings(Prince EXO3 Tour strung w/ Tech X-1 Biphase). Since the switch, the pain has lessen to 50%. I had been using the Band IT strap for a couple of months now and it really helps a lot in reducing the pain. But the one thing I don't like about the Band IT is it slips out of my forearm when I began to sweat. I tried tightening the strap but It only cuts off circulation on my hand. I also tried the Tourna AirCell but it didn't do much on reducing the pain and it's not very durable. I need some other recommendations for Tennis Elbow Support/Brace because there is only a few feedbacks on TW site. Thanks...

wrxinsc 03-14-2012 10:08 AM

Theraband three times a day religiously and a switch to 2hbh for rally bh's. i still crank a 1hbh now and again though. That's what has pushed my TE back to where i now only feel twinges during tournament type back to back play.

This is the theraband >
http://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Y0A2...1748464&sr=8-4

scotus 03-14-2012 10:49 AM

Just wear a long wrist band (double length) right under your Band It, and it won't slip/slide down anymore.

jk816 03-14-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by scotus (Post 6391076)
Just wear a long wrist band (double length) right under your Band It, and it won't slip/slide down anymore.

I cut the upper part off some cotton athletic socks and wear that under the band-it; gets additional use out of worn out socks and you can get a few sleeves per sock!

The Band-it was what the teaching pros as my club recommended to me. Better than the neoprene one I had been using but broke

tonibabes 03-15-2012 07:40 AM

Thank you guys! Problem solved - just a wrist band underneath the Band IT.

scotus 03-15-2012 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by tonibabes (Post 6393661)
Thank you guys! Problem solved - just a wrist band underneath the Band IT.

Yes, just to clarify, put on the Band It first, and then a wrist band (I like a long one) so that the edge of the wrist band would keep the Band It from sliding down.

It works.

SystemicAnomaly 03-15-2012 01:39 PM

An elbow brace like Band-It can be an excellent feedback device. Adjust the brace so that it is snug, but not overly tight when the forearm is in a relaxed state. If you squeeze the handle of your racquet too tightly, too soon or too often, the brace should remind you to relax your grip.

If you grip too tightly and too often, the action can contribute to your TE.

Ramon 03-15-2012 03:15 PM

I thought the Band IT was cheaply made and was not very effective. You can hardly tell there's any magnetic power at all. If you aren't satisfied with the Band IT, I recommend the Therion. BTW...thanks to my new racquet, the Pro Kennex Ki 5x, I don't need it anymore. :)

http://www.therionmagnetics.com/plat...w-support.html

scotus 03-15-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly (Post 6394618)
An elbow brace like Band-It can be an excellent feedback device. Adjust the brace so that it is snug, but not overly tight when the forearm is in a relaxed state. If you squeeze the handle of your racquet too tightly, too soon or too often, the brace should remind you to relax your grip.

If you grip too tightly and too often, the action can contribute to your TE.

That's a great point, SA.

mikeler 03-16-2012 08:59 AM

Don't forget to do forward and reverse wrist curls in addition to the theraband flexbar to strengthen the forearm muscles.


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