Freeze Sleeve / Surround Tennis Elbow Strap / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Gel Squeeze Ball / Fast Freeze
Do you have that sharp pain in the elbow when you grab a cup of coffee or milk? You might have epicondylitis also called Tennis/Golfer's elbow. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.
Tennis Elbow Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.
Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Tennis Elbow so this care kit contains Freeze Sleeve.
Surround Tennis Elbow Strap: Comfortable focus compression pad that protects the injury but also easy to wear all day. To allow the inflamed area to rest, you must force the engagement of the larger area of the forearm during activity.
Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with widely accepted exercise programs and tools specific for your elbow.
Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. Fast Freeze is a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you instant relief with a simple spray.
About Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Repetitive motion activities like not surprisingly tennis can be the cause. However, several other activities can also put you at risk.
Tennis elbow is simply an inflammation of the tendons that connect the elbow to the muscles of the forearm. Repeating the same motion again and again can cause damage to the forearm muscles and tendons. This damage leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Muscles, ligaments, and tendons hold the elbow joint together.
Tennis elbow, involves the muscles and tendons of your forearm. Your forearm muscles extend your wrist and fingers and the tendons are called extensor. They attach on the lateral epicondyle. The tendon usually involved in tennis elbow is called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB).
Is a result of damage to a specific forearm muscle call the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle which helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight. When this muscle is weakened small tears form in the tendon where it attaches to the lateral epicondyle. This leads to inflammation and pain.
The ECRB may also be at increased risk for damage because of its position. As the elbow bends and straightens, the muscle rubs against bony bumps. This can cause gradual wear and tear of the muscle over time.
Tennis player are not the only people that get tennis elbow. Many people with tennis elbow participate in work or play that requires repetitive and vigorous use of the muscle of the forearm. It is common for painters, plumbers, and carpenters to developed tennis elbow. It is thought that the repetition and weight lifting required in these occupations leads to injury.
In most cases, the pain begins as mild and slowly worsens over weeks and months. There is usually no specific injury associated with the start of symptoms.
Common signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include:
Pain or burning on the outer part of your elbow
Weak grip strength
The symptoms are often worsened with forearm activity, such as holding a racquet, turning a wrench, or shaking hands.
Nonsurgical Treatment - Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment.
Rest. - The first step toward recovery is to give your arm proper rest.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. - Drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen reduce pain and swelling.
Physical therapy. - Specific exercises are helpful for strengthening the muscles of the forearm. Your therapist may also perform ultrasound, ice massage, or muscle-stimulating techniques to improve muscle healing.
Brace. - Using a brace centered over the back of your forearm may also help relieve symptoms of tennis elbow. This can reduce symptoms by resting the muscles and tendons.
Reduce Inflammation. - With cold and compression or injection of Steroids, such as cortisone, are very effective anti-inflammatory medicines.
Elbow Strength-Resistance Bands
Introduction to Pains and Strains
How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
How often should I wear the Elbow Strap? Wear every day for the first two weeks or until pain subsides and then after rigorous activity afterwards.
How long does Tennis/Golfers elbow take to heal? It can take up to 6 months for Tennis Elbow to heal on its own. However, with the stretch, strength and protective therapies provided in the care kit you can expect to get back to what you love much sooner.
I think I have Tennis Elbow, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my elbow by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most conservative treatment plans involve the therapies contained in the care kit and if used appropriately by not pushing yourself to the point of pain your risk is limited.
Created by Mike Verplancke, DPT, this is a total rehab plan complete with the exercise bands and therapy ball necessary to empower you to regain your strength and range of motion.
Elbow Strength and Stretch Plan
Elbow Strength and Stretch Plan: Contains six strength and stretch exercises created and narrated by Mike Verplancke, DPT. This plan is based on his 20 years of clinical experience for Tennis Elbow pain, all brought to the comfort of your own home. To assist in the exercises the plan includes:
High end exercise bands. Our 12" by 2" heavy duty resistance loop bands are made of 100% natural latex and come in 5 varying resistance levels. The extra light and light bands are great for starting, while our medium, heavy and extra heavy exercise bands are targeted to grow with your recovery.
Hand Therapy Ball. Made of a pliable yet resilient silicone it targets and tones the fingers, hands, and forearms helping you offset the tension and pull on the inflamed epicondyle.
The combination of flexible gel with compressive lycra make this the only product to provide therapy while you move.
Freeze Sleeve- Compression and Cold while you move.
Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for most joint pain.
Why Cold and Compression
Cold, often called Cryotherapy, and static compression is commonly used for the treatment of pain and inflammation after acute injury or surgical procedures. Cryotherapy has become one of the most common treatments in orthopedic medicine.
The reason for using cold is to lower the temperature of the injured tissue. The reduction in temperature reduces the metabolic rate and helps the injured tissue survive the period after the issue. Several studies have shown that metabolic rate decreases by application of cryotherapy. Compression is often used in conjunction with cryotherapy for the care of injuries. Applying compression increases the external pressure on the tissue to prevent edema (swelling). The compression reduces the fluid loss from the vessels in the injured area, making it more difficult for fluids to accumulate.
Ice with compression is also colder than ice alone, because of the improved skin contact and increased tissue density caused by the compression. Tissue reaches its lowest temperature faster and the tissue stays cool even after treatment ends.
The combination of focused compression and ultimate comfort make this the optimal product for Tennis and Golfers Elbow.
Surround Tennis Elbow Brace Focused Support for Tennis Elbow.
Surround Tennis Elbow Brace, is made out comfortable flexible neoprene and features a bladder filled with unique microspheres for focused compression. It is intended to reduce impact stress to the epicondyle and helps dissipate muscle force over a greater area. Durable to withstand wear during exercise, sporting activities, and repetitive work conditions.
Ideal for bursitis, sprains, strains, tendonitis, Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow) and Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Prohibits pressure from being displaced to bony prominences
Soft, latex free nylon/foam laminate with contact closures