Tennis Elbow, Will Wearing A Tennis Elbow Brace At Night Heal It?

I have had tennis elbow for about two-three weeks.

I was warned by my dr to not where a brace too often as it may cause additional problems.

I have also recently been told to by three friends that they wear their braces at night and it either went away or was significantly better in about two weeks.

What is the correct treatment?

I live in St Louis so I cant work with you directly.


Joshua Answers:

Your doctor gets points for saying what he said about you wearing a Tennis Elbow brace.

Will wearing it at night fix the problem? Maybe. Probably not.

If this is the first time you have had any pain, rest and night splint to keep the muscles from working/shortening all night just may do the trick.

It is more likely, however, that it will lessen or go away for a while, but as you continue to use your arm in the ways that you have been using it, that it will sooner or later return, and be a little worse, go away again, return again again a little worse, etc.

I would be interested in what happens with your friends over time. Many many people come to rely on their tennis elbow braces, and wear them for years and years.

Personally, I'm a fan of dealing with the source of the problem.

In my opinion, one correct option for treatment is on 'The Tennis Elbow Treatment That Works'. It has everything that I would tell someone with both new and old Tennis Elbow Tendonitis.

If it really is a new pain, you can probably get away with and do just fine with Icing as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

Starting with that, or starting with the DVD are both the best options I know of to suggest.

And, let me get more information, perhaps there's something more I can add in.

1. Is this the first time you have had these Tennis Elbow symptoms?

2. One arm, or both arms?

3. What activities do you do on a regular basis that might have caused this?

4. Any other health issues/painful spots?

5. Have you tried anything other than a brace?

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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