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Cell Phone Elbow

The purpose of a new study conducted at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri was to prospectively analyze symptom improvement in patients with mild to moderate cubital tunnel syndrome (cell phone elbow) treated with rigid night splinting and activity modifications.

Nineteen patients (25 extremities) were enrolled following a diagnosis of idiopathic cubital tunnel syndrome.  Patients were treated with activity modifications as well as a 3-month course of rigid night splinting (cubital tunnel brace) maintaining 45 degrees of elbow flexion. There was a high rate of compliance with the splinting protocol.

The study concludes that rigid night splinting when combined with activity modification appears to be successful, well-tolerated, and a durable treatment for cellbow (cubital tunnel syndrome).  The study recommends that patients with mild to moderate cell phone elbow consider initial treatment with activity modification and rigid night splinting for 3 months based on a high likelihood of avoiding surgical intervention.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is being diagnosed more than in the past because of the extensive cell phone usage in our daily lives. Cell Phone Elbow (which is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome) is caused by the constant greater than 90 degree bend at the elbow, while using the cell phone.

A rigid night splint (cubital tunnel elbow brace) is available on the Heritage Medical Equipment website for $36.76.  To learn more about this elbow brace for cell phone elbow, just click the link.

Cell Phone Night Splint

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May 19, 2014 @ 5:15 pm posted by Brace and Support Help

cubital tunnel braceCell Phone Elbow is a new term that is being used at the Cleveland Clinic to describe the pain and weakness that accompanies too much cell phone use.  The symptoms get worse over time and can lead to atrophy, weakness and clawing of the ulnar digits.  This will affect activities of daily living like typing and writing.

Cell-phone elbow has been around long before cell phones.  It’s known as cubital tunnel syndrome.

Keeping the elbow bent at 90 degrees for extended periods of time can apply pressure directly on the ulnar nerve as it passes around the underside of the elbow.  The longer the elbow is bent, like when constantly looking at a little screen, the more the nerve is compressed.

A cubital tunnel brace (click the link to learn more) is a solid treatment option for cell phone elbow.  No drugs, no surgery.  An elbow brace like this will keep the elbow from bending and serve as a constant reminder to keep the arm straight.  Reduce the pressure on the nerve, the pain will be reduced and function will be improved.


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Cell Phone Elbow Treatment

August 1, 2013 @ 1:00 am posted by Brace and Support Help

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The Washington School of Medicine just released a study on treating cell phone elbow.  The study concluded that rigid night splinting when combined with activity modification appears to be a successful, well-tolerated, and durable treatment modality in the management of cubital tunnel syndrome.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is becoming more common due to cell phones. Cell Phone Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome) happens when the elbow is bent past 90 degrees for long periods of time.  It’s repetitive stress from talking on your cell phone.

The Orthopedic Department at the Washington School of Medicine treated patients with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome with activity modifications and three months of rigid night splinting that kept the elbow bent at 45 degrees.  The treatment was deemed a failure if the patient went on to have surgery.

So a possible solution to your elbow pain might be to get a hands-free device, and to wear an elbow brace while sleeping.  Contact us if you want the study.

The Hely & Weber Cubital Tunnel Brace was the elbow brace used in the paper.  This elbow support can be purchased at Heritage Medical Equipment website.  Click here to learn more about the Hely & Weber Cubital Tunnel Brace.  $36.76

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Elbow Hyperextension Brace

June 7, 2013 @ 4:12 pm posted by Brace and Support Help


The adult elbow hyperextension brace is now available on the Heritage Medical Equipment website.  Click here for more information about the elbow hyperextension brace.

This Hyperextension Elbow Brace is constructed of 3/16″ neoprene with a 2-sided nylon covering.  Criss-cross straps control elbow hyperextension.

This elbow brace is designed to control range-of-motion and help prevent hyperextension.  This brace will also help relieve elbow pain with compression, padding and warmth to the elbow joint.  This elbow support is anatomically designed for a custom fit.
The brace comes in a standard color of black, other colors are available but require three additional days to ship.

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Tennis Elbow Brace

March 3, 2013 @ 1:16 am posted by Brace and Support Help

tennis elbow brace

This tennis elbow brace is low profile, comfortable, and easy to wear.  It is important to wash a brace like this after every use.  Many tennis players keep their elbow brace in their bag of tennis gear without laundering them.  Ewwwww.  That’s like wearing the same pair of socks after every match or practice without washing them.  Tennis elbow braces should be washed in the sink with a mild detergent after each use.  Let them air dry.  Do not put neoprene braces in the washer or dryer.

This tennis elbow brace is made with neoprene and a comfortable pad.  The strap should be tightened until it is snug – not too tight.

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Pediatric Elbow – For Gymnastics

February 9, 2013 @ 1:00 am posted by Brace and Support Help

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A pediatric elbow brace is designed to prevent hyperextension, provide warmth, and compression.  This elbow brace is designed with an anterior closure – this means the front opens like a clamshell and closes with velcro .  The straps criss cross to prevent the elbow from hyper-extending – or bending too far.  This hyperextension brace is constructed from orthopedic grade neoprene.  Since children come in all shapes and sizes these braces are made to order – so expect at least three to five business days for this product to ship.

These elbow braces are low profile, easy to wear, and strong enough for gymnastics.  We see a lot of parents ordering these braces for their gymnasts.

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Golfers Elbow Brace

November 22, 2012 @ 1:59 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Golfers Elbow

Why are professional golfers so good at golf?  Because they hit a lot of golf balls.  So it make sense that if you want to eliminate your slice, stick the green more often, or get out of the sand in one, you need to practice those shots.

Repetition is the key to practice.  Repetitive stress can also cause elbow pain.  If you have been working on your game and find that your elbow hurts, a brace designed specifically for golfer’s elbow might help.

It is important to realize that a golf elbow brace must be worn before the elbow pain starts.  They are designed to prevent pain by reducing swelling.  Wearing a brace like this this after your elbow starts hurting is like reading the green after your putt.



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Elbow Brace

November 20, 2012 @ 1:00 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Padded Elbow Brace

A padded elbow brace provides protection to the elbow with a substantial cushion.  They are often used for conditions like tendonitis, bursitis, elbow pain, and elbow injuries.

The “memory foam” used in the cushion of these braces make them confortable and highly effective at protecting sensitive elbow injuries.

Elbow braces should be washed regularly and allowed to air dry between uses.




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Tennis Elbow Brace

October 18, 2012 @ 2:00 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Tennis Elbow Brace

Braces for tennis elbow come in various shapes and sizes.  Which one is right for you?  That depends on a few different factors.

1.  How big is your forearm?

2.  How much elbow pain are you experiencing?

3.  How much brace are you willing to wear?

Some patients can get away with just wearing a strap over the lateral epicondyle (the area just below your elbow) to help reduce the pain associated with tennis elbow.  Some patients need a strap with a buttress.  The buttress is usually made of a foam or gel type material – it provides extra compression to help reduce pain.  The buttress adds some bulk to the brace so if you can eliminate your elbow pain with just a strap that will make the brace lower-profile and easier to wear.

If your elbow pain is mild, try an elbow strap first.  If the ache is anything more than mild – go with an elbow brace with a buttress.




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Pediatric Elbow Brace

October 16, 2012 @ 12:05 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Pediatric Elbow Brace


There aren’t many pediatric elbow braces available over the internet.  So it is a good thing that this one is all your special little person needs.  This elbow brace prevents hyperextension, provides gentle compression, and is easy to wash.

The standard color of this brace is black, which helps hide wear and tear.  A variety of colors are available but keep in mind that selecting any color other than black will add 3-5 business to process your order.  So if you are looking for quick turn-around – order black.

This pediatric elbow brace is constructed of breathable neoprene, and is anatomically designed for a comfortable design.

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