Tennis Elbow Prevention

Tennis elbow is a condition that affects the elbow which can be quite painful. It’s also known as lateral epicondylitis and can affect individuals other than tennis players. It’s common in people who perform repetitive motion with their elbows, such as golfers, painters, carpenters and others individuals who use their arms.

Tennis elbow occurs when the tendon along the outside of the elbow moves unnaturally, causing inflammation and irritation. One way to help prevent the tendon from moving out of place is by wearing tennis elbow braces. They apply gentle compression on the elbow to give it extra support and alleviates the pain.

Check with your doctor if you think you may have tennis elbow or are experiencing pain in your elbows. You can also learn more about tennis elbow with one of the following links:

 

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace – Great for Tennis!

Ankle injuries can occur quite frequently while playing tennis. A tennis player’s chances of rolling an ankle are very high, due to the side to side movement and sudden changes in direction while on the court.

Many professional tennis players wear ankle braces while playing. In fact, British tennis star Andy Murray wears an Aircast A60 ankle brace. Like many tennis players, he’s sprained his ankles multiple times and now wears a tennis ankle brace for prevention and added support.

The Aircast A60 is designed to provide support at the weakest point in the ankle. Each side of the brace is molded at a 60 degree angle to help guard against ankle sprains and rollovers. In addition the Aircast A60 ankle support is:

  • Easy to put on because of its single strap design
  • Breathable and lightweight because of its unique material, keeping your foot cool and dry
  • Anatomically designed for a sleek and comfortable fit
  • Great for sports – fits easily in your shoe

Get ready for your next tennis match with an Aircast A60 ankle brace and you can start preventing ankle injuries!

Tennis Ankle Injuries – Do I need an ankle brace?

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Tennis Ankle Braces

We are often asked about the importance of wearing an ankle brace or ankle support for tennis or other court sports.  There are usually two groups of people:

1. Those that have never sprained their ankle

2. Those that have sprained their ankle in the past

For those of you in the group that have never sprained your ankle the only reason you’d consider wearing an ankle brace is for prevention.  So is worth strapping on an ankle brace just as a precautionary measure?  To you I say yes.  It only takes one ankle sprain to make you more suceptable to ankle sprains in the future.  In other words, the more you sprain your ankle the more you will sprain your ankle.

Now that you are aware of how common ankle sprains are, you should be convinced you might want to get a pair of ankle braces. Note we recommend wearing braces on both ankles even if you only have issues in one of them.  You want to be balanced and protect your good ankle as well.

So which ankle brace is best for tennis?

All around ankle stability:

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace – Worn by pro Andrew Murray – Lightweight, good stability, slim fit

DonJoy Stabilizing Ankle Brace – Lightweight, good stability, slim fit – very similar to if not a tad better than the popular ASO ankle brace used by a lot of tennis players.

Kallassy Ankle Brace -Worn by a lot of pros including Michael Chang – Made from a sock of neoprene, but very comfortable.  Similar feeling to an athletic tape job.

For Extra ankle stability -

DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace – This brace is truly the sturdiest brace on most comfortable brace on the market.  It is a bit bulkier than some fo the softer braces listed above, but slimmer than all the other hard shell ankle braces on the market. If you are suceptable to ankle injuries you need this brace – DonJoy did a great job on this one.