The Serola Gel Arc can be removed from it’s pocket in the armband and positioned in two ways for each arm. The concave side should always face the epicondyle. Each Gel Arc has flat side and a bar (ridge) side.
Decide which side of the Gel Arc you want to use: ridge side or the flat side.
For more specific compression, place the Gel Arc in the pocket so that the ridge side faces the lettering such that the ridge side will go against the skin.
For more diffuse pressure, place the Gel Arc in the pocket with the flat side facing the lettering such that the flat side will go against the skin.
For more specific compression – place the Gel Arc compression pad in the pocket with the ridge side facing the arm. This is the recommended method.
For more diffuse pressure – place the Gel Arc compression pad in the pocket with the flat side facing the arm.
Place the Serola Gel Arc compression pad in the armband pocket and position it - with concave side always facing the epicondyle - according to desired pressure.
POSITIONING OR ARM
The Gel Arc elbow brace is designed to go higher on the arm than other braces. Rather than compress the muscle, it goes between the muscles and their attachments, to form an effective barrier to harmful shock and vibration.
LATERAL EPICONDYLE Tennis Elbow: Position concave edge of Gel Arc compression pad around lower edge of lateral epicondyle. Pull free end away from body and under inside of arm, and attach.
MEDIAL EPICONDYLE Golfer’s Elbow: Position concave edge of gel arc compression pad around lower edge of medial epicondyle. Pull the free end away from your body and over outside of arm, and attach. The idea is to keep the buckle out of the crook of the elbow.
UNIVERSAL FIT One Size Fits All - left or right arm, lateral or epicondyle.
CAUTION: Discoloration of the arm below the armband means that the armband is too tight. If pain does not improve or gets worse with use, discontinue use and see a doctor.