I have been an avid tennis player and golfer my whole life and I consider myself in pretty decent shape. When I developed elbow tendonitis, it was debilitating! I was so sore after a round of golf, I couldn’t even lift a cold drink can to my mouth! I would take the can and place it on my elbow for some relief instead. I didn’t think much about it, but then it started to affect every aspect of my life. I couldn’t carry grocery bags, my briefcase, anything. More importantly, it hurt a lot when I was trying to hit a forehand or swing a golf club. Icing and some active release and massage certainly made a big difference and it was a “good pain” during treatments! But I needed something to make sure that I could still play – yes, I know I’m supposed to rest it, but if it flared up in the middle of a competition I needed something more than Advil to help me get through. Cue the Epitrain elbow brace from Bauerfiend. Don’t know what it is about German engineering, but this brace saved my round many times! It’s an easy to wear, simple pull on piece that works for either golf or tennis elbow , and it breathes so you can wear it in the heat and it will not smell too much ! The gel pads go right over the points of nerve entrapment on your elbow and provide instant relief. As soon as I pulled it on and started swinging I felt better right away. Not only did the pain diminish but it also gave me the confidence to swing hard which is something that I really enjoy doing when it comes to driving the golf ball!
Fareen Samji, 4 Time ILDC Canadian Women’s Long Drive Champion