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Unless you have mild epicondylitis symptoms, maybe a prevention rather than a cure?
on 5 November 2013
I bought this due to findings in a peer-reviewed journal, so there is probably some truth that it helps tennis/swimmers/golfers elbow etc.
But what I will say is that when I used it my lateral epicondylitis (tennis or swimmers elbow) hurt like hell, and in my mind that can't be good. I went back to the most effective treatment recommended by my physiotherapist which is to bend your wrist as far as it can go and extend your arm to stretch the tendon attachment, and count to 30, a few times a day. That did help and didn't hurt much.
But epicondylitis has a habit of recurring once you have had it once, so this is probably ideal as part of your regular exercise regime once you have recovered to strengthen your tendon and make sure that it doesn't happen again.
To be altogether fair, i bought the medium one. If you have tennis elbow, even if you think you are a big strong man, get the soft one because it's going to hurt otherwise.
But then they recommend that you move through the whole set, and they are awfully expensive for a bunch of lumps of rubber.....
Or rest your elbow from sport and exercise for a bit, and try my physiotherapists stretch instead, it's free.