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bayou85
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Member since Sep 2016
2210 posts

Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Do they work?


DeafJam73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
14012 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Yes unless you have an injury. But most pain may be due to a form issue. When does it hurt? What are you doing?


SickGainzLP
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Member since May 2019
120 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Its worked for me. Tho keep in mind some elbow pain is actually wrist related.


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bayou85
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2016
2210 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Presses and Pulls is faint.

I can feel my right elbow when i squeeze my hand tight. Like flexing tight, not a normal movement.


DeafJam73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
14012 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Whenever you press and pull, are your elbows flaring out? If so, that will put a lot of strain in your elbows. Try to keep your elbow tucked closer to your body. They should only flare out at maybe a 20 or so degree angle.

If it’s not that, you may have tendonitis from usage. A sleeve would help, but ibuprofen and rest would be optimal. Sleeves are better at prevention than fixing.

If that doesn’t work after a week or so, you may want to see a doctor. You may have an injury. It’s probably minor, but you can irritate it and cause a serious injury.


bayou85
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re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
by flaring in press, do you mean wrists inside of elbows?


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boxcarbarney
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re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Yes, a sleeve can work, depending on what is causing the pain.


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Capo Losi
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2016
1246 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
I use them more to keep my elbows warm and sweaty than for support tbh. Which... should help with elbow pain.


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DallasTiger11
UCLA Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Mar 2004
7579 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
Be careful with elbow pain. I'm in Year 2 of tennis elbow that I neglected for too long.


prplhze2000
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Jan 2007
42332 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
My right one bothers me mainly during tricep work. Can't figure out the problem.


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Rep520
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
They help keep the joint warm.

In addition to the fixes already proposed, shoulder flexibility did wonders for me. My shoulders were tight and that transferred a ton to elbows.


Paluka
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One State Over
Member since Dec 2010
9345 posts

re: Elbow Sleeves for joint pain?
As I am 52 and approaching 53 soon, I can verify that everything is tighter as we age. I think I do more stretching and flexibility work than actual weight training.


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