The most common elbow injuries are a result of overuse, such as golfer's elbow or tennis elbow. This doesn't always occur as a result of over-exercising; any hand, forearm or wrist motion that is often repeated can lead to these conditions, for example in people who do manual labour or even people who work at a computer.
The use of a compression sleeve has many benefits for these conditions. It offers support for the elbow joint as well as tendons, ligaments and muscles surrounding the elbow. At the same time, it applies gentle pressure, which improves circulation. This way, the area has a better supply of oxygen and blood flows back to the heart more easily. This also helps to reduce and prevent swelling. On top of that, wearing compression sleeves keeps the elbows warm, which can reduce pain and prevent further injury. The soft, flexible material allows you to maintain full mobility during your recovery from tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), golfer's elbow, and various other conditions.
Before choosing an elbow support, you should always ask your doctor, especially if you intend to treat an existing condition with the elbow sleeve. Your doctor will help you choose the right product for your elbow, advise you on how long and in which situations to wear it, and how to find the right size for you. They will also suggest other treatments on top of the elbow support, such as certain exercises or putting ice on the affected area.