How To Put On A Tennis Elbow Wrap
Learning how to put a tennis elbow wrap on can improve your overall enjoyment of this fine game. A tennis elbow wrap, when used correctly, will prevent further damage and fatigue on those well-worn arms of yours. When not used correctly, it can be a real pain and decrease your effectiveness on the court. If you’re ready to play in comfort, than take a look at this list of items you’ll need.
To correctly put on a tennis elbow wrap, you’ll need the following items:
- Multiple tennis elbow wraps
- Sports tape
- Acquire your tennis elbow wraps. The first step to learning how to put on a tennis elbow wrap is to purchase a multiple elbow wraps. Everyone’s arms are different, because of this you’ll need to try on multiple sizes of tennis elbow wraps before you find the right one. Go to your local sporting goods store and purchase a couple of tennis elbow wraps that appear as though they’ll work for your needs. If you happened to find out later that one of the wraps that you picked up didn’t work for your purposes, just save your receipts!
- Test out your elbow wraps. The next step to putting on a tennis elbow wrap will begin by grabbing your scissors and sports tape. Wrap this tape around the area where your tennis elbow wrap will go. This area isn’t where your actual elbow is, but it’s below the elbow joint on your arm. Wrap your tape around this area and use your scissors to cut the excess tape off. Next, place your first tennis elbow wrap on your arm. Move the wrap up your arm to the area where your sports tape is. Lightly flex the arm that you’re placing your wrap on as you tighten it. Do not tighten your tennis elbow wrap to the point where you cut off restriction in your arm. Don’t make it too loose where it won’t adequately support the muscles in your arm. You may also want to experiment with different tennis elbow wraps that you purchased to see which one works best for you.
The hardest part to putting on a tennis elbow wrap correctly is finding the right balance between having it too tight or too loose. It’s going to take a little practice to get it right, but once you do, your arm will feel much better after an intense game of tennis! Don’t skip the step involving placing sports tape on your arm either. This tape will help to reduce friction between your wrap and your arm. If you’re still having issues placing your tennis elbow wrap on your arm, you may need to ask a friend to tighten it for you. Sometimes it can be tricky to use your spare arm to tighten it, but with a little practice it’ll be easy to do. Once you’ve got your tennis elbow wrap on, get out on the court and kick some butt!