Best products for Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is the common name given to pain on the outside of the elbow. It is also known as Lateral epicondylitis or more accurately lateral elbow tendinopathy. There many products available to help treat this stubborn injury. But what are the best products for Tennis elbow?
Hot & cold therapy
Apply ice or cold therapy to reduce acute Tennis elbow pain and inflammation. It is important not to apply ice directly to the skin as it may cause ice burns.
The Medium Hot/Cold Wrap is ideal as it applies both cold therapy and compression. The reusable gel packs can be kept in the freezer ready to be used. Apply cold for approximately 10 minutes every two hours until symptoms reduce.
The reusable ice bag is great if you have access to ice. Simply fill with ice and apply.
Later in the rehabilitation process, or if you have a long term chronic injury then heat may be more beneficial. The gel packs can also be used to apply heat. Once you start to exercise again then the rule is heat before training and cold after.
Tennis elbow support
Tennis elbow supports/straps work by applying pressure around the forearm, just below the elbow. Most of a pad which applies more pressure directly over the affected tendon. As a result the forces transmit through the tendon differently, reducing the stress on the tendon and allowing it to heal.
The Air Tennis Elbow Support has an air sack applying direct pressure and the Advanced Ultimate Compression Elbow Support has a silicon pad. Both are excellent for relieving the symptoms of Tennis elbow.
Cold therapy gel is great for reducing pain and inflammation, especially from tendon injuries such as Tennis elbow. It is not a substitute for applying cold packs but is ideal when used in conjunction with, or if you are at work for example and do not have access to ice or cold therapy. It is convenient to apply throughout the day.