Soft, flexible elbow supports are used to stabilise and massage the elbow with compression. This improves the blood circulation and with it the proprioception, your own awareness of your body. This allows you to move your elbow joint more cautiously. This makes elbow supports not just the perfect aid after an elbow injury for a faster recovery but also to prevent them from happening. That's why medi offers a sports elbow support: the , which along with preventing elbow injuries helps you achieve your ultimate performance.
Elbow supports are also used for a variety of conditions and illnesses, such as osteoarthritis and arthritis, tendonitis, or epicondylitis (tennis elbow or golfer's elbow). Their main purpose is to reduce elbow pain and swelling. The compression sleeves also help to keep the muscles warm, which especially helps with arthritic elbows. The stretchy material allows for a perfect fit. Some supports offer adjustable compression for optimal results. Usually, the elbow support can be used for the left or right elbow. If that's what your doctor advises, they are suitable for everyday wear.
Benefits of elbow supports:
- offer pain relief
- reduce inflammation and swelling
- stimulate circulation
- warm muscles