A golfer's elbow sleeve, like all compression sleeves, is a medical device that is designed to help relieve discomfort associated with the elbow or the bursae that form between the muscles and the bones of the arm. When you start to get the pain associated with the condition, the elbow will often begin to feel stiff and painful. In most cases, this pain will gradually lessen after the inflammation has subsided. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be wondering whether there is anything you can do to help your elbow feel better. In fact, there are actually several things that you can do to help alleviate the pain associated with your elbow.

Modify Your Golf Swing

The first thing that you should consider is whether you can modify your golf swing in order to help reduce your risk of developing this condition. There is some evidence to suggest that a swing that is performed with excessive wrist cocking or a bent wrist at impact could put you at risk of developing a golfer's elbow. If this is true, it may be worthwhile to look at some exercises that you can perform to help strengthen the muscles in the forearm that are involved in controlling the wrist and shoulder during a swing.

Comfort and Support

Another thing that you should look at is your golf equipment. You will usually notice that the more expensive golf clubs that you purchase will have a wider grip. This is because they are designed to provide more comfort and support to the player than cheaper models. It might be worth looking into purchasing a new set of golf clubs so that you can start using a wider grip, as this is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of developing a golfer's elbow.

Wrists Alignment

Finally, it is important to look at the type of golf swing that you use. You should only swing with the backhand when you are driving the ball and the front hand should remain stationary when you are hitting the ball. This will help to keep your wrists in alignment and will help to prevent your elbows from becoming locked and strained.

Elastomeric Material 

The next thing that you should consider is whether you are using the right kind of sleeve to help you with your condition. If you are currently wearing a compression sleeve, it would be worth considering changing to a sleeve that uses an elastomeric material instead of a neoprene. This is because a neoprene sleeve may be too tight and can sometimes restrict blood flow to the area that is being protected. You should also try to wear a sleeve that is cut to fit the shape of your elbow. This will help to keep the sleeve in place and will help to avoid the sleeves sliding down.

If you are concerned about the cost of a new sleeve, it is worth bearing in mind that you will probably be paying less for a neoprene sleeve than you would for a more expensive model that has an elastomeric material.