When you do sustain an injury to your elbow, there is really nothing else you can do but let it heal. To help with that, an elbow brace can help with your full recovery while also preventing possible complication. A good representation of an elbow brace is the Mueller adjustable elbow support.
The bones and tendons on your elbow support a lot of your weight during heavy lifting, or just about any physically demanding activity that requires the full use of your arms.
For the most part, your body can readily handle such burden, but when you force yourself on much heavier objects or perform with bad body mechanics, then you are bound to hurt your elbow.
This Mueller adjustable elbow support is manufactured using soft neoprene material, which contributes to ideal body heat retention and faster recuperation. It can also be worn all-day without much bother. Plus, it is adjustable, so you achieve more stability and support when needed.
Other Specifications of the Mueller elbow support:
- Adjustable binding straps for better fit
- Available in one size only
- Can be worn on either left and left elbow
- Provides extended coverage for additional support and stability
- Features the HydraMesh® fabric panel which manages moisture
- Features simple slip-on design for convenient one-handed adjustments
- Made from soft neoprene
One look and you can tell that this elbow brace support by Mueller displays a premium and high-quality build. But it is not all about looks; it actually performs amazingly as well. From its gentle hug fit, to its impressive adjustability, you can expect only the best and most comfortable support from it.
The perfect level of fit, movement and blood flow to increase your recoverability
This Mueller adjustable elbow support is built with a blend of delicate neoprene material, which applies a therapeutic level of heat on your injured elbow. This relieves any pain you may experience, and promote healing. And since elbow injuries take time to mend, you need all the help you can get.
In regards to heat application, it is an important feature for support items such as this brace, because it increases blood flow. Why is this important, you ask? Well, your blood carries hormones, nutrition, and most importantly oxygen, which are all needed for you damaged elbow to heal. Applying heat opens up the blood vessels in and around your injured elbow, thus increasing the delivery of such vital components, which ultimately results in quicker recovery.
Upon donning this Mueller brace on your elbow, you will immediately feel some degree of stability, which is important for any injury. When you have the elbow brace completely put on, you will end up with additional support thanks to the product’s extended coverage.
Not all elbow injuries are the same, and your elbow dimensions and build profile are also unique to your own. Mueller copes with these variances by equipping this specific elbow brace with adjustable straps. This lets you achieve a fit that is most ideal for you.
Another advantage of having a modifiable binding method is being able to apply the right pressure. Thanks to the flexible straps, you can loosen or tighten the grip of the device, which allows you to find that optimal compression level.
Why is the ability to fine-tune compression important in an elbow brace? To put it simply, compression helps control inflammation and further swelling, which in turn reduces pain intensity. However, too much pressure can constrict your elbow’s vessels which will impede the transport of blood, while too less of it can mean a loss in support, but with an adjustable fit, you can find balance in both.
Some of the most common issues that users encounter with basic elbow brace brands are skin irritations and undesirable odors. This is likely caused by the poor ventilation of the products. Thankfully, Mueller’s elbow support does not cause any of such problems.
With Mueller’s specialized HydraMesh® fabric panel, it becomes one of the most breathable and well-ventilated elbow brace out in the current market. But how does this function relate to preventing skin reactions and bad odor? Well, it has something to do with stopping the bacterial build-up
You see, sweat attracts bacteria, so the more you perspire, the more microbes that gather. Normally, your skin already has bacteria, but they are usually harmless when in small and well-scattered amounts. However, when they pool together, that’s when the bad reactions happen. So by preventing such pooling, via the breathable material, you also abate such effects.
In regards to bacterial control, the elbow brace itself has also undergone the AEGIS Microbe Shield® antimicrobial treatment. Therefore, the product is protected from odor, staining, and deterioration, right off the bat.
Do remember that this brace contains natural latex element, which may prove problematic for those with allergies to it. Same goes for neoprene. So if you have allergies to any of such materials, you should reconsider.
If you do happen to develop rashes or painful itching while using this device, then please remove it right away, then consult a specialist as soon as possible.
Pros and Cons
Unlike other brands, this elbow support made by Mueller sports an extended coverage, which not only offers added support but also yields better stabilization. You also won’t have to be bothered with skin itching and foul smells, thanks to the breathable property of the unit. Furthermore, the adjustable straps offer optimal fit and sufficient compression.
Your healing rate is also improved thanks to the therapeutic heat that the neoprene blend provides. However, some customers seemed to be disappointed by the lack of size variety of the product.