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    I am finally going to have to cave and buy some kind of elbow sleeve, band or wrap, at least I think so.

    Here is my problem; a long time ago I broke/chipped my left elbow and when it healed a calcium deposit formed in the joint and I will never be able to fully extend my elbow (unless I get surgery on it). Since it is not super serious, meaning I can train through it for the most part and does not interfere with other aspects of my life, I just deal with it and work around it.

    The current issue is that I now have tendonitis (and have had it numerous times in the past) and want to ease some of the pain by using an elbow support, either one of those tennis elbow bands or an elbow sleeve. As for the pain, it hurts when I supinate my wrist and cannot fully flex my bicep. It also hurts when I pronate my arm, mainly when it reaches the point of maximum pronation. It mainly hurts on the inner part of my forearm, just above the bony protrusion and radiates down my forearm and somewhat around to the back of my elbow.

    If anyone has any advice to offer regarding my issue, I would really appreciate it. I am hoping someone can recommend a good support or brace or any kind of liniment I can rub on the problem area.

    This sucks because I just started my blast :ohwell:

    Also, as an FYI - I am almost positive this stems from me leaning on desk at work. Recently I spent several days evaluating proposals and was leaned over supporting myself on my forearm. After doing this for several days straight I noticed the pain.
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  • #2
    I like the ACE brand tennis elbow brace: http://www.amazon.com/tennis-elbow-c.../dp/B001O55I6Q
    It is very durable and has a nice air pocket in it that provides good pressure. I've gone through a lot of other brands and this is my favorite by far. You would just wear it with the pad part about 2 figerwidths below where the pain is.

    Also Kwan Loong Oil helps me out when my elbow is flared up.

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    • #3
      Aaron, thank you for the quick reply!

      Do you have any opinion on this one: http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Band-ABI00...f=pd_sim_hpc_1

      I also have some joint support coming in my order from TN. FWIW

      -Kris
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      • #4
        I've never used or had any patients that have used that one, so I don't really know much about it. Looks nice though - and it has a lot of good reviews.

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        • #5
          I think I am going to give that one a try. I've never had a problem with returns on Amazon so if need be, I'll just send it back and order the Ace Support.

          I also just ordered some of the Kwan Loong Oil.

          Thanks again Aaron!

          Kris
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          • #6
            I use neoprene sleeves for warmth on almost all my pressing stuff, and when I go super heavy, I put these on: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=139&pid=3013

            The EFS elbow sleeves provide a good deal of support when your elbow is flexed, and the rebound from there really helps avoid wear-and-tear on my elbows.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
              Aaron, thank you for the quick reply!

              Do you have any opinion on this one:

              I also have some joint support coming in my order from TN. FWIW

              -Kris
              I wear the ones like you have posted in your link and love them. You need to fiddle with it a little bit at first and find just the right spot for the two pads but they work great. Put it just tight enough to provide support on the forearm muscles but not too tight.

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              • #8
                You need to decide if you just need something to hold warmth in the elbow or if you need something that provides support and helps with the heavy lifts. I've gone both routes over the yeas and sometimes just a "standard" inexpensive elbow sleeve like you get at a drugstore or sporting goods store is sufficient to keep the joint warm and flexible. Even these provide some support too depending on the size you get.
                If you want to go with heavy support sleeves then look at APT's - www.prowriststraps.com.

                Now here is my theory, even if I only have 1 bad elbow, wrist, knee, I always use a sleeve or wrap on both sides. Balance is key. If you provide support on 1 side give it to the other side as well or you may overload the unsupported side and have problems develop there as well.
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                • #9
                  I have found the best thing for me is simply an inexpensive sleeve for my elbows and knees:
                  http://www.mcdavidusa.com/store/item...ARTMENT_ID=198

                  And like KidRok said, I have one on each side even though it is only my left knee and my right elbow has pain. I gotta be balance...hell, I can't even stand having a watch on my wrist and nothing on the other.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KidRok View Post
                    You need to decide if you just need something to hold warmth in the elbow or if you need something that provides support and helps with the heavy lifts. I've gone both routes over the yeas and sometimes just a "standard" inexpensive elbow sleeve like you get at a drugstore or sporting goods store is sufficient to keep the joint warm and flexible. Even these provide some support too depending on the size you get.
                    If you want to go with heavy support sleeves then look at APT's - www.prowriststraps.com.

                    Now here is my theory, even if I only have 1 bad elbow, wrist, knee, I always use a sleeve or wrap on both sides. Balance is key. If you provide support on 1 side give it to the other side as well or you may overload the unsupported side and have problems develop there as well.
                    Great advice.

                    Since my pain is so localized I figured I would try the tennis elbow/golfer's elbow support first to help relieve the tendonitis pain. After I see how that fairs I am going to look into either the Elite FTS sleeves or the APT Sleeves. I already own some APT stuff and since they are a veteran owned company I like to support them

                    Thanks for all of the replies guys. I really appreciate it. Once the little support I ordered comes in I will let you all know how it fairs in case you ever need something similar in the future.
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                    • #11
                      If you need support cannot get no better then these...I used to use them when I was competing in Bench meets, great support!


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                      • #12
                        Check out Mueller elbow sleeves...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                          I use neoprene sleeves for warmth on almost all my pressing stuff, and when I go super heavy, I put these on: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=139&pid=3013

                          The EFS elbow sleeves provide a good deal of support when your elbow is flexed, and the rebound from there really helps avoid wear-and-tear on my elbows.
                          This was the first line of the description on the link you provided "Like a BBW, this knee sleeves are built for comfort." I looked up what the hell a BBW was and the google search came back as "Big Beautiful Woman" :hysterica
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LG1 View Post
                            Check out Mueller elbow sleeves...
                            These things are dirt cheap lol...might just have to do that. But still, I want to try the gizmo I ordered on Amazon before I stock up on a plethora of elbow sleeves.

                            Originally posted by TLopez View Post
                            This was the first line of the description on the link you provided "Like a BBW, this knee sleeves are built for comfort." I looked up what the hell a BBW was and the google search came back as "Big Beautiful Woman" :hysterica
                            I think the description alone justifies buying this :eyebrows:
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
                              These things are dirt cheap lol...might just have to do that. But still, I want to try the gizmo I ordered on Amazon before I stock up on a plethora of elbow sleeves.

                              I think the description alone justifies buying this :eyebrows:
                              That's what I use for elbow "warmth", the muellers.
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