Correct use of your brace requires a detailed diagnosis of the cause of your pain complaints or instability. Always consult your GP, a physiotherapist or a specialist before applying the brace.
When should you use the Push Sports Elbow Brace?
- In cases of ‘tennis elbow’: an injury caused by overtaxing the wrist extensor muscles where they attach to the outer side of the elbow.
- In cases of ‘golfer's arm’: an injury caused by overtaxing the wrist flexor muscles where they attach to the inner side of the elbow
Please note: Materials have not been tested against salt or chlorine water, they may wear out quicker than braces not in contact with salt or chlorine water.
- The Push Sports Elbow Brace is universal for left and right elbow.
Applying the Brace
Before use: remove the protective foil from the pad.
1. Insert the end of the strap through the strap ring. Slide the brace up the arm. In the case of a tennis elbow, the yellow pad is positioned on the outside of the elbow; in the case of a golfer's elbow, it should be on the inside. The strap ring should not be located in the crease of the elbow.
2. Place the brace on the lower arm muscles, approximately six centimetres below the elbow.
3. Close the strap tightly enough to feel pressure when the arm is bent and the muscles are tightened. No tension should be felt when the muscles are relaxed. The strap can be left in the strap ring when the brace is removed.
How do I choose a brace?
If a brace has been prescribed or recommended, it is wise to go to a professional establishment that specialises in medical aids or rehabilitation articles. Some physiotherapists sell braces and they can also give you good advice. Choosing the right size and type of brace requires additional know-how. Always consult an expert for this kind of specialised work.