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An elbow hyperextension brace is used as a support to stabilize an hyperextended elbow. Choosing the right elbow support for you would depend on the severity of your elbow Hyperextension. For mild injury, you may need an elbow sleeve. A more stabilizing elbow brace may be needed for moderate elbow Hyperextension. In a case of severe injury, an immobilizing hinged elbow brace is recommended to limit the range of motion, or a post-op one if surgery is needed.
An elbow hyperextension occurs when your bones or elbow ligaments are damaged, following a rough and sudden movement of the elbow to the back. Actually, an hyperextended elbow happens when the humero-ulna joint is overextended in the wrong direction.
Symptoms are: swelling in the injured area, you feel an elbow pain by touching or moving your arm, or arm weakness.
With the use of an elbow brace, take some rest and apply ice directly to elbow injury. For acute elbow hyperextension, talk to your doctor.