Tips for Wearing Your Brace
The right tennis elbow brace worn properly may help reduce discomfort. Here are a few tips for getting the best results.
Check Your Fit
As we’ve covered, if you don’t wear a brace properly, it may not provide the relief you’re hoping to achieve.
With that in mind, if you’re not getting results or your tennis elbow gets worse, we’d strongly encourage you to check in with a physician or qualified healthcare provider.
Not only can they help ensure a proper diagnosis of your discomfort, but they can also help confirm you’re wearing your brace correctly.
Try Different Style Braces
Although most tennis elbow braces function similarly, there are a variety of designs and materials out there.
If you’re not getting relief, you might consider another type of brace with a slightly different design to see if you end up with better results.
Test In Practice
Once you’ve found a brace you think will work well, we’d encourage you to test wearing it on the court while practicing before using it in a match so you can confirm it works as expected.
The last thing you need is to find out whether the brace you selected is uncomfortable or doesn’t stay put while trying to win a match.
Bring an Extra
Regardless of the quality, tennis elbow straps or the rings that hold them together may break or fail, rendering them useless.
Generally, they’re inexpensive, so it pays to have an extra in your bag, so you have a replacement on hand. It’s a small price to pay to make sure you can keep playing rather than having to call it a day.
Add a Compression Sleeve
Although similar, tennis elbow braces and compression sleeves offer different yet potentially complimentary benefits.
Despite the evidence, many players use compression sleeves for tennis elbow and report improvements, and in some cases, players combine the two devices for enhancing comfort and support.
If you haven’t tried the two together or alternating them, then it might be worth a shot to see if it helps.