How does an elbow brace provide support?
An elbow brace is used for many different purposes. A brace provides support and stability and helps with various injuries and conditions. Below, we give you more information on how an elbow brace can give you the best support. Feel free to read on!
Elbow brace after surgery
After elbow surgery, a brace is often prescribed to support and protect the joint during the healing process. The brace can help reduce pain, restrict movement and keep the joint in the correct position. The brace is usually worn for a period of 6 to 8 weeks, or longer if needed. The doctor or physiotherapist will tell you how long you should wear the brace and when you can start tapering off. Here are some tips for wearing an elbow brace after surgery:
- Put the brace on a relaxed arm.
- Close the brace using Velcro straps or fasteners.
- Don't pull the band too tight. You should still have some freedom of movement.
- Wash the brace regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Elbow brace after fracture
Elbow fractures are usually diagnosed with X-rays. X-rays can show the location and severity of the fracture. In some cases, a CT scan may be needed to get more information about the fracture. Treatment of an elbow fracture depends on the severity of the fracture and its location. In many cases, the fracture can be successfully treated with a plaster cast. After that, it may be advisable to wear an elbow brace. An elbow brace provides support and stability and is also very comfortable.
How many hours a day should an elbow brace be worn?
The duration of wearing a brace depends on the complaint you have. When the pain symptoms diminish, you can start to phase out wearing the brace. This is important to do responsibly, so the joint does not become overloaded. In many cases, you will still need to wear the brace for a longer period of time during more strenuous activities, such as lifting, physical work or sports. This is because these activities can put more strain on the joint. If you have chronic complaints, such as osteoarthritis, you should wear the brace during the activities in which you experience the most pain. This is usually during sports, exercise and physical labour.
How do you apply an elbow brace?
Applying an elbow brace does not seem very complicated at first glance, but it is essential that it is done correctly. If a brace is incorrectly fitted or too loose, it will not provide the correct support and stability. If the brace is too tight, blood circulation can be reduced. This in turn causes pain, tingling and numbness. How to apply an elbow brace correctly is difficult to explain. Every elbow brace is different and must be put on differently. Anyway, always read the instruction leaflet carefully, and watch instruction videos, if there are any. Not sure if you have applied the brace correctly? If so, contact your doctor or a specialist.
Need additional information?
We can imagine that you have questions after reading this article. And that is not surprising. It is important that you be fully informed when buying a brace. You can therefore always contact us. Our staff is ready to answer all your questions and provide you with advice. Podobrace has a wide range of elbow support for different types of injuries and conditions. You can contact our highly knowledgeable customer service team. They are ready to answer all your questions and provide you with the very best advice.