Arm Supports

  • Joslin Arm Sling Brownmed J50101CS


    Joslin Arm Sling

    Whether you need to wear an arm sling because of an injury that will soon heal or because of a longer term disability, the patented Ultimate Arm Sling will serve you well because it eliminates pressure points while dramatically reducing neck fatigue.The...

  • IMAK RSI Elbow Support Brownmed A10172


    IMAK RSI Blue Elbow Support, Left or Right Elbow

    Elbow PM offers exceptional comfort while gently immobilizing your elbow, preventing painful movements while you sleep. It is a leading brace for nighttime relief of cubital tunnel syndrome, or pain relating to pressure on the ulnar nerve. The soft...

  • IMAK RSI Elbow Support Brownmed A10110


    IMAK RSI Blue Elbow Support

    Elbow support offers exceptional comfort while gently immobilizing the elbow, preventing painful movements during rest and sleep.Ideal for daily activities: cubital tunnel syndrome; tennis elbow; golfer's elbow; other elbow conditions Provides...

  • Spark Kinetic Elbow Support Brownmed 40416

    Spark Kinetic

    Spark Kinetic Elbow Support Sleeve Black, Small

    Combines the benefits of kinesiology tape and compression in one easy to use, comfortable sleeve Embedded kinesiology tape design enhances compression and support over targeted areas Compression designed for performance and comfort Grip-track banding...

    As low as $26.99
  • McKesson Carter Arm Elevator McKesson Brand 136-75751


    McKesson Carter Arm Elevator, Foam - Injury Support for Arms and Legs

    The McKesson Arm Elevator is a foam product are used to prevent tissue distress and help protect patients before,during and after surgery. This elevation pillow keeps the arm held up in the right position and helps reduce swelling. Pads and positioners...

    As low as $36.78
  • Rebound Post-Op Elbow Brace Ossur B-8391680


    Rebound Black / Blue / Gray Post-Op Elbow Brace, Left Arm

    The Rebound Post-Op Elbow brace by Össur combines intuitive features for fitters and users with a design that aims to improve the post-op experience. Combining a drop-lock hinge and four telescoping paddles, individual post-op protocols are easily...

  • Green Drop Elbow Support Green Drop Compression LLC ELB-1451

    Green Drop

    Green Drop Elbow Compression Sleeve - Infused Support Brace

    Green Drop understands the impact of muscle or joint soreness on your daily life, whether you're a professional athlete or someone with physically demanding tasks. That's why we've created products suitable for a diverse audience, providing relief and...

    As low as $19.99
  • McKesson Elbow Support Strap McKesson Brand 155-BH-194


    McKesson Tennis/Golf Elbow Strap - Compression for Either Elbow

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) occur from repetitive stress that causes microscopic tissue tears, inflammation, swelling, or pain around the elbow. McKesson's lightweight tennis elbow support strap,...

  • McKesson Shoulder Immobilizer McKesson Brand 155-79-84100C


    McKesson Premium Shoulder Immobilizer and Support Brace

    McKesson's premium shoulder immobilizer provides support and immobilization of the shoulder and arm commonly required following surgery, traumatic injury, or cast removal. The low-profile immobilizer features a soft fiber laminate material constructed of...

  • McKesson Arm Sling McKesson Brand 155-79-84022


    McKesson Arm Sling - Cast Support for Shoulder, Wrist, Hand

    Used for cast support or for an injured arm, shoulder, wrist, or hand Comfortable cotton/polyester material Web shoulder strap with clip buckle fastener provides an easy one-handed adjustment solution Unisex and can be used on left or right arm Features...

    As low as $12.99
  • McKesson Arm Cast Protector McKesson Brand 146-RTLPC23401


    McKesson Bandage & Arm Cast Protector for Shower or Bathing

    Having to wear a cast or bandage is inconvenient enough: McKesson arm cast and bandage protector makes personal hygiene while healing less awkward by keeping casts and bandages dry while you're bathing or showering. Elastic seal opening stretches to fit...

    As low as $4.95

Arm Supports

Arm supports are simple, wearable medical devices intended to protect the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons of the arm or wrist. They may treat injuries such as overuse or repetitive strain, provide support during recovery from surgery or an acute injury, help with pain relief, and even prevent fresh injuries. There are various types of support available. Things to consider when buying include the location and type of problem being addressed.  

Types of Arm Supports

Arm support options range from the traditional cloth sling to immobilizing night-time elbow braces. Which option is appropriate for you will depend on your condition and what your doctor recommends. Some of the most common types of arm support include:

  • Compression Sleeves — Made of soft but firm elastic fabric and provide mild-to-moderate support.
  • Silings — Usually made of cloth, slings cradle the arm next to the body, keeping it immobile. A sling may be for both arm and shoulder support.
  • Elbow Straps — You place elbow straps around the upper forearm to ease tennis or golfer’s elbow symptoms. Some elbow straps include pressure pads that apply more pressure to the problem area rather than strongly compressing the entire forearm. Elbow straps are adjustable, and most have a hook and loop closure.
  • Elbow Supports — These are usually adjustable and combine pressure sleeve and elbow strap features in one support. Most elbow supports are made of sturdy materials and provide moderate to strong support.

Common Conditions That May Require an Arm Support

Two of the most common conditions that may benefit from arm support are tennis or golfer’s elbow. Both are types of tendonitis; tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow, while golfer’s elbow affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow.

Using a rigid brace for tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow is usually unnecessary, but arm supports may improve the conditions. Support for tennis or golfer’s elbow usually comprises a band worn around the forearm, or a compression sleeve that extends from mid-bicep to upper forearm.

Cubital tunnel syndrome, which involves nerve compression in the elbow causing pain in the forearm and hand, may also require arm support or even an elbow brace. Other conditions that may benefit from arm support or brace include sprains and strains, arthritis, muscle injuries, and stress fractures. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Arm Support

When selecting a product, be sure to choose the correct level of support. If you’re unsure how much support you need, talk to your doctor or your orthopedist. Some conditions may need only light support, such as a compression sleeve, while others may need the complete immobility of a sling.

Choose the correct size. Some products may be one-size-fits-all, while others may be available in various sizes. Some are adjustable. Your arm support must fit properly to be effective.