Dash Sport Elbow Support System Review
Whether you’re a contact sports athlete, a competitive tennis player or golfer, or you simply prefer such activities as a hobby, one thing poses a major threat to your hobby (or career): an elbow injury.
Elbow injuries don't always occur to due acute trauma. Very often, elbow injuries will occur in the form of chronic injuries that result from frequent and long term use. For example, golfer's often end up with golfer's elbow, and tennis players often end up with tennis elbow, conditions that are primarily a result from constantly perform similar movements over and over again.
Even if you’re not a professional or recreational participant of those sports, different occupations can have this result as well. Moreover, if you're an activie individual that often participates in activities involving the arms, you just be interested in keeping your elbows as functional and healthy as they can be. All of the above situations are where a great elbow brace can be highly beneficial.
What does an elbow brace do?
The simple answer is they help prevent your elbows from moving around too much, something that can easily cause a nasty injury. However, in this case, these are usually the more robust elbow braces, such as those that have bilateral hinges.
More commonly, you may see elbow straps or support systems, rather than a full-on elbow brace. In this case, the Dash Sport Elbow Support System is falls into this category, as it's a combination of an elbow strap and a compression sleeve, but does not contain any sort of hinge design.
These types of elbow support systems can help alleviate conditions such as tendinitis by applying targeted pressure to the affected area. Additionally, a sleeve can provide overall compression to the area, which helps to add a little bit of support, and also promotes heat and blood flow, which can often reduce pain and aid in healing.
Why is the Dash Sport Elbow Support System a popular choice?
While there are heaps of functional elbow braces, straps, and support systems on the market, there are only a handful of products that stand out above the masses, and one such a product is the Elbow Support System from Dash Sport.
Their system offers a complete solution, meaning you get a tennis/golfer's elbow strap, as well as a compression sleeve. The brace ensures that you get compression and support, while the sleeve (that’s made with copper infused material) helps aid in pain reduction and the recovery process of an elbow injury. It doesn’t stop there though, you’ll also get an e-book as part of the package, which will provide you with an abundance of tricks and tips to help you train safer and more effectively, plus it shows you how to use the system for maximum efficacy.
Dash Sport Elbow Support System - Pros and Cons
- Includes an elbow strap, compression sleeve, and an e-book.
- It provides relief from muscle and ligament pains but also ensures that you’ll have a bit of extra support as well.
- It has a snug fit, yet is very comfortable to wear.
- It can be worn for prolonged periods of time without causing skin irritation.
- Compression levels don’t limit your movement.
- One of the only downsides to the Dash Sport Elbow Support System is its price. It may not suit everyone's budget.
- The fit isn’t totally universal, which means you’ll have to make sure that you order the right size to get the best fit.
Dash Sport Elbow Support System - Our Thoughts
We like to consider this “system” as a total support solution; however, this comes with the knowledge that it will not provide a strict end point to your range of motion. The material can still be stretched, so it shouldn't be used with severe acute injuries like recently torn ligaments.
With the decent support from the strap and the compression from the sleeve, your elbow is protected against some injuries while you have the ability to still compete in the sports you love. This system is great for athletes that wish to speed up their healing process, but it’s also great when used as a preventative measure, especially if you participate in sports that involve lots of repetitive arm motions, like in tennis or golf.
The compression sleeve is quite effective at providing relief for pain associated with elbow injuries during recovery times. The strap also provides targeted compression via a gel pad, which is great for conditions like epicondylitis (tennis elbow or golfer's elbow), where the source of pain is mainly limited to one particular aspect of the elbow.
We especially liked the idea that the system has a snug fit, yet it’s not too tight, which makes it perfect for prolonged wearing without the risk of getting uncomfortable. If you’re looking for good compression without feeling restricted, the Dash Sport Elbow Support System with its evenly distributed compression is a nice choice. It can be worn on either the left or right side, including the strap, so you can switch it around if you desire.
The Elbow Support System from Dash Sport is made from materials that are antibacterial, antimicrobial, and odor resistant. This ensures that the sleeve and brace are both breathable and won’t cause skin irritations. Plus it’s a huge bonus for athletes that plan on wearing it while participating in a sport such as tennis. Having a product that doesn’t have to be washed after each and every use is a very practical consideration. Obviously we always suggest washing your brace and sleeve, if you’ve got time!
Would We Recommend It?
All things considered, the Dash Sport Elbow Support System is a product that offers a lot of value for the price. It’s a simple design that brings so much comfort and targeted compression to the table, it's hard to ignore this as a good elbow support system. If you’re confident in the fact that you’ll use the system on a regular basis, we would highly recommend considering trying this one out.
IMPORTANT: We mentioned this a few times already, but it's worth mentioning one more time. The compression sleeve does provide a little added support; however, it's still a stretchy fabric that won't stop large forces on the elbow from moving the elbow into unhealthy positions. As such, we would recommend this brace more for people who are experiencing pain from chronic conditions, like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow, that simply want something to keep them active without so much pain. If you have an acute injury, like a full ulnar collateral ligament full, you may need something a little more robust and solid to help provide strict end limits to the range of motion. In any case, speaking with your doctor or physiotherapist is a good way of fully understanding your injury and what sort of treatments or products can help.