2439 / ELBOW SUPPORT WITH COMPRESSION GEL INSERT
The OTC 2439 Elbow Support features anatomically contoured gel insert pads to provide targeted, precise compression to support weak or injured soft tissue around the joint. The elastic material is lightweight and breathable with a four-way stretch that molds around the bony prominences of the joint. The compression gel inserts support natural motion and provides for an optimum fit.
Indications Listed Below
• Lightweight, controlled four-way stretch elastic offers effective compressive support to entire elbow area
• Sculpted insert pad provides precisely targeted compression over soft tissues
Lightweight, controlled four-way stretch elastic offers effective compressive support to entire elbow area.
Sculpted insert pad provides precisely targeted compression over soft tissues.
How to Measure for and Apply Elbow Support
|SIZE||MEASURE AROUND THE BEND OF THE ELBOW|
|X - SMALL||8" - 9" (12.7 - 15.2 cm)|
|SMALL||9" - 10.25" (15.2 - 17 cm)|
|MEDIUM||10.25" - 11.5" (17 - 19 cm)|
|LARGE||11.5" - 12.5" (19 - 21 cm)|
|X - LARGE||12.5" - 13.75" (21 - 22.8 cm)|
A. Measure around the bend of the elbow
1. Slip the support up and over the elbow until the padded gel insert surrounds the bone.
2. When properly applied, the support should fit snug but not so tight that it deeply depresses the skin.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Elbow Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)|
|Cubital Tunnel Syndrome|
|Cumulative Trauma Disorders|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)|
|Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)|
|Mild Elbow Pain|
|Mild Sprains, Strains|
|Moderate Sprains, Strains|
|Repetitive Stress Injury|
|Ulnar Nerve Pressure|
Tendonitis is a painful condition resulting from the swelling of the tendons in the forearm. Two of the most common forms of tendonitis that effect the elbow are Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow.
The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
The most common injury to the elbow is that of lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the extensor muscles on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Tennis elbow usually develops from repetitive gripping activities such as grasping a tennis racquet, rake, crescent wrench or paintbrush. These activities put too much stress on tendons that eventually cause small tears in the tissue and thus tennis elbow.
One of the most common injuries to the elbow is that of medial epicondylitis, or golfer's elbow. Golfer's elbow is an inflammation of the extensor muscles on the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Golfers elbow usually develops from repetitive impact activities such as hitting a golf ball, pitching a baseball, chopping wood, or using of hand tools frequently. These activities put too much stress on tendons that eventually cause small tears in the tissue and thus golfers elbow.
The Anatomy of the Elbow
A. Ulna Bone
B. Radius Bone
C. Medial Epicondyle
D. Humerus Bone
A. Exterior Muscles
B. Ulna Bone
C. Lateral Epicondyle
D. Humerus Bone