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  • #16
    I have been wearing the pearl izumi *it's a bicycle gear company and they have a store at the woodburn outlet mall* since 2008 or early 2009 so I have had these babies for a long time, have had quite a few friends buy them and say they have totally changed their ability to play because of reduced soreness and more confidence. The Deaf National champ in 2008 totally messed up his bicep during the LD contest and I gave him a sleeve, he wore it religiously for over a year and a half until he healed. Now he wears it off and on, and has jumped over 20 points in his rating in the last few months and expects another 10 point jump in the next rating update... Who wouldnt want to jump from 950's to 980's in less than 6 months and be giving jay reading a run for his money?

    Warm muscles/tendons = more elasticity and contraction. This is where most injuries come from, not being elastic enough to do a motion, which causes a tear or strain, hence the majority of the injuries you speak of.

    I swear by the pearl izumi arm sleeves. I wore a size medium cuz it was comfortable, but it would slide down my bicep since it wasnt tight enough to hold on during drives, got a small and they were pretty tight, but they make me that much more confident, especially in cold weather this winter.
    Anyone who knows how i have played this winter, will say yes, the arm sleeves seem to be doing their job.

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    • #17
      Sounds like those sleeves are cool, I will check them out on my way to the aloha classic, I have never been to that outlet mall, do you think they have xl, or xxl I am 6'8" and don't want to be cutting off circulation!

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      • #18
        Also does the arm sleeve do the same job as the tennis elbow band? Or is the sleeve to prevent the injuries?

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        • #19
          Arm sleeves provide compression and heat, which is both for prevention and rehabilitation. A big guy would probably wear M-XL. I wear a small. Medium fit a 5-11 guy at 190.
          That outlet mall is sick. Northface has the best disc golfing shoes ever, and at 40-50 percent off! Not to mention all the other bad axx stores like Nike, Under Armour, Columbia etc...
          You can always call. And I am sure most bicycle shops have these sleeves in Portland.

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          • #20
            So I have been having the same issue. I googled cure tennis elbow and come up with a ton of stuff I found 2 exercises that made sense. the one I just tried and I can feel the difference already. but they all say take a break and let it heal.

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            • #21
              I have had elbow problems for a year now and the only thing that truly works is REST. I use a brace called BAND IT and it works great for night time and while i am playing. ice and massage is what works, there are some stretches that work also.
              We all should take better care in our courses

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              • #22
                RICE

                Rest
                Ice
                Compression
                Elevation

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                • #23
                  the arm sleeve wins the USADGC!

                  http://www.pdga.com/usadgc-wrap

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                  • #24
                    Wrap

                    Originally posted by snap7times View Post
                    the arm sleeve wins the USADGC!

                    http://www.pdga.com/usadgc-wrap
                    That kid looks to be about 13 years old. Maybe the next 12x champ? Sorry for the hijack.

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                    • #25
                      Looks like this post has been around for a bit but I will chime in anyway for those who may still have this problem. First off I am a certified athletic trainer and I work in a PT clinic so I see this frequently. First off, it's a pain in the @$$, take care of it in its early stages before it gets too bad. I've seen some cases require surgical intervention - never good. Rest! IF you don't make time for your body your body will make time for you (my words of wisdom) I would agree will Leslie's (Lyounger) earlier post about seeing a PT for treatment but you would probably first need to see your doctor so he/she can give you a prescription for PT. I would stay away from cortisone injections for a couple reasons 1) they don't feel good - big needle - and they don't always have lasting results and 2) cortisone over time actually breaks down tendon tissue - that's why you seldom hear of people having more than 2 or 3 injections - unless they are professional athletes then they are just idiots. Lots of stretching, warming up before activity (heat is ok) and ice massage after. Some deep cross friction massage will probably be the most miserable thing you could imagine for it but will probably yield the best results. Worst case scenario, see an elbow specialist i.e. orthopaedic surgeon. A tennis elbow strap should do the trick and I wouldn't bother with some big high tech hinged brace. You are dealing with a tendon/muscle irritation not a ligament instability. If you tore a ligament in your elbow that is a whole different story - then go see a specialist.

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