Tendonitis (also written tendinitis) occurs in an area where a tendon, which is a fibrous band, connects a bone with a muscle. The tendon becomes inflamed and irritated, causing pain. Due to the inflammation, tendonitis affects range of motion in that it causes pain when that part of the body is extended. An elbow tendonitis brace or elbow compression sleeve can be used both in the prevention of and the management of tendonitis and arm pain.
Variations of tendonitis might also be referred to as tennis or golfer’s elbow, quarterback’s / pitcher’s / swimmer’s shoulder, or jumper's knee – all different joints and tendons, but the same issue. Certain professions (such as carpenters, painters, welders), players of certain sports (such as tennis, baseball, basketball), and those in their 30-40’s and older are more likely to develop tendonitis.
The causes of tendonitis may include:
Wearing an elbow sleeve will increase circulation, prevent micro tears, and stabilize the muscle from experiencing stress from impact and vibrations during activities. If you have experienced any of the following symptoms, you likely could benefit from wearing an elbow sleeve.
The usual regimen for relieving the symptoms of tendonitis include a mixture of rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
If you have mild tendonitis, the use of such a regimen may be sufficient without the need to see a physician. In particular, compression can be effective in recovery as it stabilizes the area – preventing further damage, and increases the blood flow to the affected joint and surrounding area. If the tendonitis symptoms persist after for more than a couple of weeks, a doctor’s care should be sought out to ensure the issue is not a ruptured tendon needing more advanced care.
The use of compression sleeves during workouts or physical and sports activity can also prevent tendonitis from occurring in the first place. Not only does compression increase blood flow during activities, it also works to eliminate lactic acid that is produced as muscles are in use, which helps recovery in general to involve less pain.