What Is The Ulnar Collateral Ligament aka Tommy John
The Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) is a ligament (connects bone to bone) on the medial (inside) aspect of the elbow. The UCL is the main stabilizing ligament that protects the elbow against the stresses from overhead throwing activities. UCL tears occur because of the high stresses on the medial elbow when throwing a ball. While a single event or pitch is able to be identified when the tear occurs, normally an aching elbow exists prior to the formal tear. This type of pain called a prodrome. Increased numbers of daily throws at a will predispose the athlete to this injury.
Treatment For Tommy John / Ulnar Collateral Ligament
The best way to manage pain and inflammation from UCL is combining ice and compression. Icing (10-15min) contracts the blood vessels slowing down circulation, metabolic activity, thus decreasing inflammation and pain. As the muscle rewarms, blood vessels open wider than before, increasing circulation and metabolic activity to heal the injured area quickly.
Compression's main function is to engage a lymphatic flush. A lymphatic flush aids the body when it can’t rid itself of cellular waste during the healing process. The inflammation simply stays in the tissues, causing pain. If it can’t get out of the body, you can’t get better. By combing ice and compression therapy into one product speeds up the recovery process.
Recoup Cryosleeve + BOA® | Ice + Adjustable Compression
The Recoup Cryosleeve feat. BOA® Fit System redefines cold therapy and recovery by combining 360° cooling and customized compression into an innovative single-unit sleeve. After placing the Cryosleeve in the freezer, simply slide over your arm, Push down and twist on BOA to initiate compression until your comfort level is reached. Release compression by pulling up on the BOA dial system and store in the freezer until next use.
- BOA® Fit System – dial into a fast, effortless, precision fit
- 1 Hour of Cold Relief
- Reduce Inflammation 360° Cold Compression Coverage
- Free 100% Leak Proof
- Can be used directly on skin
Cryosleeve Vs. UCL Injuries
The Cryosleeve ice cold compression combats UCL injuries through cryotherapy combined with custom adjustable compression. The Cryosleeve 360° icing design cools the entire lower bicep, elbow, and upper forearm, recouping UCL injured areas. The BOA dials are strategically placed above and below the elbow to give 360° compression plus stability to the joint and surrounding area limiting muscle vibration, speeding up recovery time.
How To Treat Golfers Elbow With The Cryosleeve:
- Take the Cryosleeve out of the freezer.
- Slip the Cryosleeve on your arm to the base of the bicep.
- Press down and twist on the BOA Dials. For more compression twist, the BOA dials more, for less compression twist less.
- Leave on the arm for 10-15min.
- Release compression by pulling up on the BOA Dials.
- Place back in the freezer until next use.
- Repeat the following steps at least once a day.
HOW TO RECOUP GOLFER'S ELBOW: THE R.I.C.E. METHOD
Relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Rest. Rest and protect the injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.
Ice. Cold will reduce pain and swelling. Use your Cryosleeve right away to prevent or minimize swelling. Treat the affected area for 10-20 minutes 3 or more times a day.
Compression. Tighten your Cryosleeve using the BOA® Fit System dials to help decrease swelling. Adjust to your comfort level; too tight can cause more swelling below the affected area.
Elevation. Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying cold treatment and anytime you are sitting or lying down.
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