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Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

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The joints of our body are cushioned with a material called hyaline cartilage. With age, normal wear and tear of the cartilage takes place in most joints. Injuries to a joint or repetitive stress are also factors. The loss of cartilage can cause disability or deform the joint and bone spurs may develop. Over a period of time cartilage wears away and the thickened bones begin to rub against on another and wear away. This condition is known as osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis.

Symptoms Include:
  • Stiffness with limited motion after inactivity.
  • Grating or locking of the elbow.
  • Elbow pain that increase throughout the day.
  • Swelling which limits motion.
Treatment:
Non-surgical treatment
  • Rehabilitation will strengthen muscles, help reduce elbow pain and improve function.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn and Celebrex may be used to decrease elbow pain. Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting these medications.
  • Cold therapy applied to the inflammation helps stimulate blood flow, and relieves the elbow pain associated with inflammation. Cold therapy should be applied several times over the course of the day.
  • A splint or brace to protect or immobilize the elbow.
  • Steroid injections to relieve elbow pain.
Surgical treatment
  • Arthroscopy to remove loose bodies and smooth
  • Total joint replacement.


Recommended Products for Osteoarthritis of the Elbow


ARD Elbow PositionerARD Elbow Positioner Ezywrap778778

ARD Elbow Positioner

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Three quarter circumference polyethylene cuffs for support and hypoallergenic Ultra Suede liners for terrific comfort. Our Advanced Rehab Design (ARD) elbow hinge offers tool-less full range of motion flexion and extension control in 10 degree increments as well as medial-lateral support. An adjustable hand grip provides rotational and migration control. Available as a single or double upright brace with Velcro® closure for easy application.
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Cryotherapy Compression Elbow Wrap - 1 PocketCryotherapy Compression Elbow Wrap - 1 Pocket Ezywrap760760

Cryotherapy Compression Elbow Wrap - 1 Pocket

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The ezy-on feature allows this wrap to be applied with one hand. The single pocket features our Cloth interface which protects the skin while providing optimal positioning. Constructed of foam or compressive versions. Either one or two non-toxic ezy gel bags are provided and are microwavable for heat therapy. Also available with our ezy wrap ice bag. All wraps conveniently close with Velcro®.
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Elbow SplintElbow Splint Ezywrap810810

Elbow Splint

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Our durable, perforated vinyl splint will cradle your arm in comfortable Kodel®. Requisite elbow position is maintained by malleable aluminum stays. This breathable splint fastens securely with a combination of buckles and Velcro® closures. Contact us today.
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Sized Advanced Rehab Design (ARD) Elbow BraceSized Advanced Rehab Design (ARD) Elbow Brace Ezywrap916916

Sized Advanced Rehab Design (ARD) Elbow Brace

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Sturdy polyethylene full circumference cuffs provide support and the hypoallergenic Ultra Suede liners cradle the arm in comfort in this our most popular elbow brace. Our Advanced Rehab Design (ARD) elbow hinge offers tool-less full range of motion flexion and extension control in 10 degree increments as well as medial-lateral support. Available as a single or double upright brace with Velcro® closure for easy application. Outstanding support and value.
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Pain from elbow arthritis can be alleviated through an elbow brace or support. Shop our recommended supports for elbow osteoarthritis.

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