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Tennis Elbow Splint 


Tennis Elbow Splint
Tennis elbow is a painful condition localized to the outer aspect of the elbow.  It is due to inflammation or irritation of the extensor tendon attachment to the lateral humeral condyle. The muscle group involved function to extend or lift the wrist and hand.

 

The tennis elbow splint is a counterforce design to hopefully relieve the discomfort accompanying the disorder.  There are several types of tennis elbow splints available, some with air or gel bladders and some with padding.

 

ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS

 

§          Tennis elbow

§          External humeral epicondylitis

 

WEARING PROTOCOL

 

Wear brace when doing repetitive activities and when arm is in active mode, i.e. typing, sports, etc.

 

DON AND DOFF INSTRUCTIONS

 

The brace can be placed in two positions on the arm.

 

            Hold the arm in an outstretched position:

 

#1 - Below the cubital fold (where the elbow bends) with the palm facing up

 

#2 - Below the cubital fold (where the elbow bends) with the palm facing down

 

Apply the pad one inch below the crease bringing the strap around the arm to secure.

 

Tighten strap so brace is comfortable.  Do not over tighten.  If you note any numbness or tingling in the fingers, brace is too tight.

 

CARE

 

Very little care of brace is necessary.  Wash with mild soap and water.



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