I fractured my elbow, should I be using an elbow brace
Hello, I’m (…) and I’m 20. I have a question regarding the use of an elbow brace. I fractured my elbow a year and 4 months ago, I currently have “nails” in and wanted to know if I should be using an elbow brace when playing contacts sports and if so is there a specific kind I should use? I’m currently not taking any medication, I was prescribed azetomenofen for the pain. I haven’t had any major pain recently but have had slight pains when playing sports.
If you have gained full range of motion and muscle power with physiotherapy and you are back to playing sports and feeling some pain while playing you can wear a normal elbow support to prevent sudden rotations and overloads that may cause strain or tendinitis ..
Do not forget that always treating the cause ( muscle weakness ) is the first line of treatment …
No brace is needed , i recommend that you to strengthen your wrist flexiors (common flexor origin muscles ) and your biceps / bracialis muscles, strech your triceps
if you have had a recent Xray done and if it shows signs of a complete solid bony union,then no brace is required.
If there is any problem regarding the nail or the fracture,only then brace is recommended.