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Post by WVBE Shooter on 7/27/2013, 9:41 pm

Went to the doctor this past week she diagnosed me with tennis elbow and gave me this black arm band that fits just below my elbow.

Is it legal to shoot with this on and if so has anyone ever used one?

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Post by Rob Kovach on 7/27/2013, 10:13 pm

I used to be a mechanic, and I suffered from repeated injuries of both tennis and golfer's elbow--occasionally at the same time.  I never shot with the brace on, but the brace really does help the healing.

Did you get the injury from shooting, or did shooting aggravate it for you?  If not you can probably shoot without it during the match, then put it back on afterward.

I'm not sure about the legality--If I was the match director, I would not consider it an aid.  I'm betting there won't be any protests over a Marksman wearing in a match that isn't a State or National level match--and if you wear it for a few weeks you will probably be pain free anyway.  You won't have to wear the brace as often after that.  Be sure you wear it when you do the activity that injured you in the first place.
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Post by Jack H on 7/27/2013, 10:24 pm

Read Rule 5.2(d)
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Post by Rob Kovach on 7/27/2013, 11:38 pm

5.2 Artificial Support -
Artificial support is defined as follows:
(a) Any supporting surface, except the ground, not specifically

authorized for use in the rules for the position prescribed.

(b) Any glove on the shooting hand.

(c) Any garment which can be interpreted as providing artificial

support.

(d) Any band on the shooting arm (including wrist watches)

that are within two (2) inches of the wrist joint. The term

artificial support shall not apply to the “tennis elbow” type

strap or band if worn on the forearm no closer than two

inches from the wrist or elbow joint. This rule recognizes

that such a strap or band merely allows a competitor to

compete up to their normal ability and offers no advantage

to a shooter with no physical problems.



So--that means tennis elbow bands are legal.
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Post by Schaumannk on 7/29/2013, 9:45 am

I had a case of tennis elbow earlier this year.     When I stopped overgripping the gun, and letting my wrist get floppy, it went away.  

Seriously, look at what you are doing that is causing it, and wear the band all the time when you shoot to keep it from getting any worse.

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Post by DavidR on 7/29/2013, 9:58 am

yes a arm band used for tendonitis is legal to wear during a bullseye match
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Post by Outthere on 8/12/2013, 8:05 am

Google "Ron Avery tendonitis".  He's an Action Pistol shooter. Also go to Ironmind.com. Worked for me.

 Good luck.

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Post by Kermit Workman on 8/12/2013, 9:36 pm

Yes it is legal and yes it does help the problem.

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Post by WVBE Shooter on 8/14/2013, 11:39 pm

Thanks everyone for the information.

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