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Tennis Elbow Clasp

A brace option for the treatment of tennis elbow

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Updated September 10, 2007

Tennis Elbow Clasp

A tennis elbow brace is worn below the elbow.

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An elbow brace, also called an elbow clasp, can be worn for the treatment of tennis elbow. The theory behind using an elbow clasp is that the brace will redirect the pull of muscles that are irritated in tennis elbow. Instead of the pressure being exerted directly on the tendon over the outside of the elbow, the elbow clasp transmits the pressure directly under the brace.

In order for the brace to work effectively, the brace must be worn about four centimeters down the forearm, not where you have pain in the elbow! Patients often find relief of pain when using the elbow clasp during activities.

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Sources:

Jobe, FW; Ciccotti, MG. ""Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis of the Elbow" J. Am. Acad. Ortho. Surg., Jan 1994; 2: 1 - 8.

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