Tennis elbow is a truly painful condition that occurs when your tendons are stressed repetitive motions like playing painting or tennis games. So, as a tennis player, you may never want to go through this type of problem. Are you? If not, then an elbow strap may help you a lot.
So, How to use a tennis elbow strap? A brace or strap helps you a lot to avoid pain. However, I always follow the below 7 steps to use tennis elbow straps properly. Actually, it is a wearing method and uses the right straps. So, keep reading the article and use the elbow straps properly.
How to Use Tennis Elbow Straps [Need to Follow 6 Steps]
Before you start using tennis elbow straps, you need to collect the best elbow straps for you. However, if you already have a good strap, then you can jump the following steps to use the straps perfectly.
Step 1: Check Out the Manufacturer Direction
First of all, you should read out the manufacturer’s user manual so that you can be more familiar with the elbow strap. You will get the direction or instruction book with the product when you buy it. Note, if you found the user manual unclear, you should not worry about it. You can continue the next steps.
Step 2: Open Your Strap or Brace
Now, undo the hook and loop from your strap, which holds the brace together. You can use a sharpen to cut the hook and loop to open your strap properly.
Step 3: Slip the Strap into Your Arm
After that, you need to wear the strap and pull above nearly the pain area. Or you can thread your hand and forearm into the brace. It would help if you kept in mind that the strap should be tightened enough and must be positioned in the pain area.
Step 4: Position the Elbow Strap With Tendon Cushion
To position the elbow strap with a tendon cushion, you need to move your brace to the cushioned area and support the tendon. It secures the arm, and the cushion provides your elbow maximum comfort to avoid the pain.
Step 5: Tighten Your Strap or Brace
After finding your comfort zone, you need to adjust the strap to pull down the brace snugly in the proper position. This part is so easy. So, it would help if you never created extra pressure to tighten the strap in your elbow.
Step 6: Start a Tennis Game with Wearing Elbow Strap
Now, you are wearing the strap and find out your comfort zone. When you are playing, you may need to feel that tight or lose the strap. You can use your strap with adjustable size. However, if you also have any confusion, you will let me know the following comment box.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Q: Do arm straps work for tennis elbow?
A: According to my experience, an arm strap is truly working for the elbow. If you want to avoid arm pain or support your elbow, then you should use an elbow strap without thinking anymore. I hope that you may already get your question answer.
Q: Should you wear a tennis elbow brace all the time?
A: Yes, you can wear it. So many doctors or tennis experts also recommend wearing a tennis elbow brace all the time. But, if you feel uneasy using the elbow all of the time, you can use it in your practice time and gaming time.
Q: Can you make tennis elbow worse?
A: I think not so. An elbow provides you elbow, wrist, and arm support which helps you a lot to avoid the pain and perform well in your game. But it may be worse for you if you don’t take any treatment and only depend on the tennis elbow.
I hope that the whole article is clear to you and you already understand the method of using an elbow strap. It is easy to use, and you will get lots of advantages after using the elbow. So, what do you want else? You will let me know the following comment box to get the answer.