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Product Description How does a Counterforce Elbow Brace work? A counterforce elbow brace provides pressure just below the site of tennis or golfer's elbow pain with a strap that wraps around your f...
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Product Description This Elbow sleeve Compresses your elbow joint and absorbs forces transmitted through the soft tissues to the point of pain on the outside of the elbow, giving you immediate pain...

What causes elbow pain?

In most cases, elbow pain is caused by strained or inflamed soft tissues. You can treat these at home after a few days with simple self-care. There are times when elbow pain is caused by a medical condition.

There are several things that can cause stiffness in your elbow, including arthritis. Arthritis is a painful and swollen joint, and there are various types of arthritis.

It is possible for elbow stiffness to be caused by problems with the elbow joint itself or with the muscles, covering of the joint, or ligaments surrounding the joint. When soft tissue is injured or operated, it can form scar tissue. Elbow stiffness can result from this.

It is possible for the elbow to lock in a fixed position from time to time. Joint pain is often short-lived, but may be caused by a loose piece of bone or cartilage. It may be necessary to wash out loose fragments during surgery.

How to treat elbow pain?

If you have elbow pain, there are several ways to help yourself. Painkillers, heat packs, ice packs, and changes in movement are some of these options.

Changing your movement style

If you have elbow pain, the first thing you should do is change or stop any movements that might be causing your symptoms. Consider speaking with an occupational therapist if you do repetitive movements at work, such as using a screwdriver or painting. Healthcare professionals can suggest ways to heal your elbow and how to change your movements.

Pain-relieving drugs

You may be able to ease pain with painkillers, such as paracetamol. The best time to take them is before the pain becomes very bad, but you can take them whenever you need them.

Pain, swelling, and stiffness can be eased with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The most common NSAID is ibuprofen, which can be purchased in pharmacies and supermarkets.

You should see your doctor if you have stomach problems after taking pain relievers or NSAIDs. Anti-inflammatory creams and gels can also be applied to your elbow, which won't upset your stomach.

Elbow Brace

Some conditions, such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, can be eased by wearing a elbow brace when you are engaging in certain activities that cause it to flare up. We have a collection of elbow braces for elbow pain relief.

Heat or ice packs

You can ease pain and stiffness by applying a heat or ice pack to your elbow every few hours for 10 to 15 minutes. Use a reusable pad, a microwaveable wheat bag, or a hot water bottle. If you don't have an ice pack, frozen peas can also be helpful.

Avoid putting either a heat pack or an ice pack directly onto your skin, as they may burn or irritate it. It is best to wrap them in a towel first.

Using heat can ease stiffness, promote tissue healing, and relieve pain in a part of the body. When your elbow is swollen or injured, don't apply heat, as this can aggravate the condition. Ice reduces blood flow to part of the body, and this can reduce swelling.

Exercises

It's best not to rest for more than a few days to prevent your elbow joint from stiffening. As soon as the pain begins to subside, start some gentle exercise. Exercises can help restore your range of motion, maintain your strength, and ease stiffness. Exercise advice can be obtained from a GP or physiotherapist.