ALL NEW!! - TWO SIZES! Elbow Immobilizer Foam laminated to hook-engageable fabric Comfortable and breathable two rigid stays. The soft fabric and breathable foam keep the arm warm, and the cotton lining allows the skin to breathe. Fits left or right arm. Washable. Latex Free.Read more
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I work in orthopedics, so I think my expectations for this brace and form of treatment (of night bracing) is more realistic than most of the other reviewers. This brace, along with other night splints, are designed to alleviate or lessen pain at night, which is typically the worst time for this type of syndrome because people often lay with bent elbows for long periods of time, putting pressure on the lunar nerve. This brace will alleviate pain and numbness associated with ulnar nerve compression at night. It will not completely eliminate day pain too when only worn at night. As for the fit, I’m skeptical that people aren’t applying correctly. I have skinny arms (biceps diameter: 11 inches, forearm diameter: 9.5 inches) and I’m an active/rough sleeper and the small/medium fits me well and hasn’t fallen off after a week of wearing.
Just received my immobilizer. After the nay sayer reviews I am delighted. I did not expect much. The quality is awesome. The padding is better than expected as one reviewer stated that there was hardly any padding. It is well padded and I cannot feel the stabilizer bars. When I tighten it the padding makes it comfortable even when I try to bend my elbow. I ordered the small/medium and there is a tag that says small. I am 5’3” and weigh about 150. I’m not small but I’m not large either. This fits perfectly. I did knock off one star because I thought the inner sleeve could have been a little tighter. But when you have to accommodate a wide range of people I guess it’s difficult. But with technology being what it is, there has to be some kind of fabric that would be more snug but stretch to fit other size arms. I haven’t slept with it yet but it does seem tight enough it won’t slip off. I am more concerned that in my sleep I may take it off so I can bend my arm.
First, I want to say that I am really happy with the quality of this elbow brace. It has done everything that I expected. I would buy it again, but in the smaller size. I ordered the large since I am a woman who wear size XL. But honestly, the size large would fit really, really round people or weightlifters. I pull the straps extra tight and everything works, but I wish that I had ordered the smaller size or had had the time to exchange it. My fault.
Upon the advice of my orthopedic surgeon, I was advised to see if a stabilizer like this would provide any sort of temporary relief from cubital tunnel syndrome while other options were being considered. If you are affected by a similar condition, keep in mind that this item is not going to replace the advice of a medical professional. It is intended for short-term relief as should only be considered an at-home remedy. Having said that, I did notice only very minimal relief from symptoms (as expected). The brace initially provided a minor amount of comfort by ensuring limited use of the affected elbow. The product itself cannot be held responsible for its inability to cure any ailment--again, it is only intended as a remedy.
I'd been waking up with a low slow throb in my elbow - felt like a problem with my funny bone, which carried over during the day. Investigation led me to Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the elbow (aka Cubital Tunnel Syndrome). The symptoms and likely causes described my situation exactly - I have long slept on my side with my elbows bent. I tried to sleep differently but the habit is too ingrained. I found this item on Amazon, tried it and it worked perfectly. No more pain, and no issues. I found it easy to work with and that it performed perfectly.