Elbow splints are post-surgical necessities that facilitate the healing of a sprained, fractured or damaged arm. Furthermore, there are others that are specifically designed to tackle conditions such as tennis elbow, tendonitis and other medical conditions that require the immobilization of the elbow. These are ten of the best elbow splints in 2017.
10. BraceAbility Elbow/Forearm Post-Surgery Immobilizer and Fracture Splint
The BraceAbility elbow immobilizer offers the same stability as a cast but is more comfortable to wear. The fracture splint securely stabilizes the elbow, upper arm, and forearm post-surgery or following a fracture. It stabilizes the elbow using four removable metallic stays—two on the sides, two on the back—which is wrapped in comfortable soft foam.
The immobilizer fixes the arm at an angle of 90 degrees. Foam laminate and pressure-sensitive molds ensure that the design hugs the shape of the arm and elbow for a comfortable fit. An elbow pad is included to provide more comfort to an injured elbow and promote faster healing.
9. Posey Pediatric Elbow Splints
The Posey pediatric elbow splints can be used to minimize the movement of the elbows and forearms. They prevent movement of the elbow, thereby keeping the hands from reaching the face. Ties are included to hold the splint in place. The splints also come with stiffeners that fit in the pockets.
The Posey pediatric elbow splints are made from comfortable fabric with sufficient padding to keep the elbow and forearm cozy. It immobilizes the elbow at an 180-degree angle, allowing you to retain the use of your fingers for activities such as opening doors and grasping objects quite easily.
8. BraceAbility Elbow Immobilizer Splint and Arm Restraint for Toddlers and Children
Some medical conditions may necessitate the need for an elbow immobilizer for children and toddlers. BraceAbility provides a suitable solution with its x-small sized elbow immobilizer splint and arm restraint for children and toddlers. The adjustable arm restraint features a series of straps and hooks that allow you to set a size that will fit the child or toddler. It immobilizes the elbow firmly at an angle of 90 degrees, thereby preventing any unnecessary movement and facilitating quicker healing.
It is made from medical-grade foam that is very comfortable and does not contain any latex. Removable metallic stays give help to further stabilize the elbow and forearm during recovery. They are covered in soft foam that molds to the elbow and forearm comfortably. Like the adult version, an elbow pad also facilitates a swift healing process.
7. Corflex Elbow Immobilizer Brace –Elbow Fracture Splint
The Corflex elbow immobilizer brace is a universal elbow immobilizer that is suitable for securely and comfortably fixing the elbow at an angle of 90 ¼ degrees following trauma and fracturing of the elbow and arm. It achieves stability thanks to three stiff stays—two at the sides and one at the back. A bursa elbow pad provides comfort to the elbow and fastens the healing process.
The main material of the elbow immobilizer is laminated foam with pressure-sensitive fabric that molds to the contours of the arm for a more stable and comfortable fit. It fits most men and women with a slightly larger frame than normal.
6. Maxar Wool/Elastic Elbow Brace
The Maxar elbow brace is made from a blend of wool and elastic material. It is perfect for injuries and conditions that require lots of natural warmth to heal faster because it is made of 56 % wool that is warm and breathable to prevent sweating. The elbow brace provides a tight albeit comfortable fit for conditions such as sprains, sports injuries, post-surgical healing, elbow pressure and arthritic conditions among others.
The flexible construction of the elbow brace makes it suitable for sporting events as it provides support while allowing the elbow to retain most of its range of motion. It features an anatomically tubular shape with a 2-way stretching function and enough softness to make it comfortable enough to be worn on a daily basis.
5. Sammons Preston 55466402 Ultra XR Cubital Tunnel Elbow Splint
This elbow splint is specially designed to help counter the painful symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Elbow Syndrome. To that effect, it is designed to fix the elbow at an angle of 122 degrees instead of the usual 90-degree position. As such, it prevents the pain and numbness associated with the condition even when worn over long periods of time.
The construction of the elbow splint features soft foam laminated into a pressure-sensitive fabric that gives the wearer maximum comfortable levels and stability. It is also large and comfortable enough without being overly tight and restrictive. The more lenient angle allows you to work on your computer or even sleep comfortably while wearing the elbow brace.
4. Tourna Spiro Men’s Elbow Splint
The Tourna Spiro elbow brace for men provides comfort and pain-free stability when playing tennis. It prevents pulling or damaging the elbow due to overstretching the ligaments and surrounding musculature when playing. It also absorbs the shock and vibration of impact before it reaches the elbow.
The elbow brace comes with anti-pinch flaps that prevent the skin from pinching when worn. It is made of comfortable fabric that conforms snugly to the contours of the arm. It is perfect for men who suffer from tennis elbow.
3. MARS Wellness 8-inch Universal Wrist and Thumb Spica Splint/Support
Sufferers of De Quervain’s Syndrome and the Gamekeeper’s Thumb may benefit from MARS Wellness 8-inch universal wrist and thumb brace. Made from premium materials, the wrist and thumb brace is perfect for immobilizing the thumb in order to facilitate a faster healing process. The brace provides a comfortable fit that does not limit the range of motion of the fingers.
It secures the thumb using a hook straps that have been fitted with D-ring closures. An adjustable thumb stay offers added stability. The construction of the wrist and thumb features a highly comfortable and lightweight material. Its unique sizing mechanism makes provides a universal fit for most wrists.
2. North Coast Medical Elbow Splint – Adjustable Elbow Splint 10113
This medical-grade elbow brace features Pil-O-Splint® technology that provides comfortable nighttime wearing for sufferers of conditions such as ulnar nerve compression and tendinitis. Its construction features a soft foam padding lined with breathable cotton and a flannel-like fabric that provides added comfort and a snug fit.
The elbow brace features a removable plastic stay that provides additional stability when needed. It fixes the elbow at an 180-degree angle, thereby allowing for full arm extension. Dual Velcro® straps allow for easy one-handed fastening and compression adjustment.
1. Kunto Compression Support Sleeve
The Kunto Fitness elbow brace provides support and relief from a number of conditions affecting the elbow such as tennis elbow, tendonitis, joint inflammation and even golf elbow. It also serves as the perfect injury prevention gear when playing sports such as basketball, baseball and even during Crossfit and weightlifting events.
It is made from premium materials designed to provide superior comfort levels. Its construction features form-fitting fabric that is breathable and comfortable. The tight fabric provides ample elbow support without limiting movement and performance or causing discomfort and itchiness. It is a true-fit gear that will fit onto most forearms and elbows.