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Elbow brace recommendations?


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Immanuel Bissell · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

I've had climbers elbow for a while, and as a rule pretty week joints. Do you have any elbow braces you would recommend one to climb with?

Darren Mabe · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 3,550

Dont use one. Thats the recommendation. Use Flex Bar

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530

Definitely don't use an elbow brace- they dont do anything worthwhile.

Better to get some PT and work on your opposition muscles. There's tons of good literature out there, and alot of good docs or PTs that do ART/Graston as well.

csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330
John Wilder wrote:Definitely don't use an elbow brace- they dont do anything worthwhile. Better to get some PT and work on your opposition muscles. There's tons of good literature out there, and alot of good docs or PTs that do ART/Graston as well.
I disagree. I have been dealing with lateral epicondyliss in both elbows for a long time. I have been doing the exercises, the PT, flexbars, icing, massage etc...everything I can think of to try and fix them, and some of it helps keep the pain to a lower level (it never seems to go away completely). But I have definitely found that a simple constriction brace helps keep it from flaring up.
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