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Why are non-flat counterforce braces supposed to work, when used for a lateral or medial epicondylopathy?

I heard the following reasons:

  • they increase the blood circulation
  • they provide active release
  • they decrease the pressure that is put on the damaged part of the tendon, when flexor/extensor muscles are used

Which one(s) are correct,and is there any more reason why they would work?


By non-flat, I mean it has a bump, as illustrated below (image taken from https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00QY0EFJM/):

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  • I don't know much about this subject but from what I can gather from the literature, how counterforce braces work at all is a matter of theory and debate with no clear answer available. So how this specific type works would be speculative. – Carey Gregory Jan 1 '19 at 23:05

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