F3 Tennis Elbow Support Strap with Pressure Point Pad.
A = Built in pressure point pad.
B = Counter tug infinite Velcro-Plush closure.
F3 sports specialize in high end sporting aids in particular athletes.
They developed this product for Asics sports in the USA to meet their very high standards, as with many of this type of product it has been copied, this is the original and we have been authorised to sell it under the F3 brand in the UK.
This is an approved fully CE certified medical support.
Be aware there are cheap copies of this support on the market, some now have the pressure pad which includes a long thin and pencil shaped pad, they are ineffective, the pad needs to be broader to give the right amount of pressure and allow you to trim to suit you if required. You owe it to yourself to ensure the product does the job and helps your condition, otherwise why bother buying one at all. We have sold well over Three thousand of these straps on Ebay with many very happy customers.
I came across this strap after having suffered Tennis Elbow myself for years. I found as many sufferers do that you you could almost pinpoint the spot where the pain came from with your fingers. In the evenings after a days work I subconsciously found myself pressing and massaging that area without realizing. It was this that made me think that a strap was needed that had a pressure point pad.
This is where the F3 strap came in.
You can see in the image below (A)the pressure pad that gives extra pressure to that hot spot. I have seen few straps with this excellent feature. Some cheaper versions use a tubular pad. this is ineffective as by the nature of the condition you need a broader pad. A narrow tube is like pressing a pencil to the painful area whereas a broader pad is like the ball of your thumb making it effective but comfortable.
The pad is still soft enough to be flexible and unobtrusive. I can wear this strap under clothing easily. Equally the pad offers extra protection to the sensitive area and the pad can be cut to size if you wish to reduce the pressure area.
In order for a Tennis Elbow Support strap to be effective it has to be comfortable and infinitely adjustable otherwise the user is tempted to remove it.
The strap is made from closed cell 3mm SBR neoprene. This is a 3 layer laminate the inner fine layer helps wick moisture away from the skin.
The whole strap is very lightweight and stretches so it is a one size fits all item. In total it is 48cm long and features a counter tug and Velcro fitting (B).
Often I found that putting a Tennis Elbow support on is difficult on your own using one hand. When trying to get it tight the strap slips around. This doesn't happen with the F3 support.
With the counter tug system it is easy. You just place your arm in the support. Press down on a table (pinching the support between your arm and the table), push the end through the tough plastic loop and pull back in the opposite direction. Press the Velcro down and you are done. If its to loose or tight simply peel the Velcro back and adjust.
The whole outside layer acts as an anchor for the Velcro fixing. this means
that you have infinite adjustment to suit your needs and fitting the
support takes just seconds.
Please don't compare this support to cheaper products on the market. The F3 Sport Tennis Elbow Support is designed for comfort and precise placement.
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