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Elbow Counterforce Brace

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Elbow Counterforce Brace

Other Names

  • Strap Brace
  • Counterforce Orthosis
  • Counterforce Strap



  • Compressive brace applied distally to elbow
  • Applies force circumferential, theoretically offloading the painful tendon


Lateral Epicondylitis

  • Among 52 subjects with lateral epicondylitis, strap brace resulted in pain relief[1]
    • Brace was non-superior to elbow compression sleeve
  • Among 42 patients receiving either wrist extension splint or counterforce forearm brace, the splint provided greater pain relief[2]

See Also


  1. Jafarian FS, Demneh ES, Tyson SF. The immediate effect of orthotic management on grip strength of patients with lateral epicondylosis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2009;39:484–489.
  2. Garg R, Adamson GJ, Dawson PA, Shankwiler JA, Pink MM. A prospective randomized study comparing a forearm strap brace versus a wrist splint for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010;19:508–512.
Created by:
John Kiel on 10 December 2019 13:36:39
Last edited:
10 December 2019 14:51:51