Your elbow is one of the most hardworking parts of your body, subject to repetitive tasks and prone to stress and soreness. If you experience severe elbow pain, difficulty bending or extending your elbow, or have a numbing and tingling sensation around your elbow joint, you may even have an elbow injury. Pain relief varies, from icing to seeking medical assistance, to using sleeves and elbow braces, such as FUTURO™ Braces and Supports for Elbow and Arm. They help reduce symptoms by emphasising pressure on the forearm muscles, which alleviates tension on the tendon that connects those muscles to your elbow bone. Other benefits and features include:
Otherwise known as Lateral Epicondylitis.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the extensor tendons (outside) that join the forearm muscles and occurs when tendons in your elbow are overused. Other than tennis players, people who repetitively use their forearm muscles are prone to getting tennis elbow, such as cooks, plumbers, swimmers, painters, automobile workers, weightlifters, carpenters and butchers.
Otherwise known as medial epicondylitis, pitcher’s elbow, suitcase elbow, or forehand tennis elbow.
Golfer’s elbow is a type of tendinitis that affects the flexor tendons (inside) of the elbow and is caused by forceful and repetitive wrist and finger motions. Improper lifting, throwing or hitting, and poor conditioning, are contributing factors. Not only it affects golfers but also people involved in sporting activities which require the repetitive use of arms and wrists (javelin throwing, archery, softball, and baseball).
Arthritis is a condition describing inflammation of a joint. The most common forms of elbow arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition, where the immune system attacks the healthy body tissue, especially the joints. It can cause inflammation, pain, and swelling in the joint lining of the elbow. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, impacts the cushioning cartilage on the ends of the bones, which allows them to move smoothly. As the cartilage is destroyed, the bones begin to rub against each other.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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