TheraBand FlexBar Red is ideal for those suffering from tennis elbow pain and looking to increase flexibility and range of motion
Clinically researched and proven to reduce elbow pain by 81% and increase strength in the tendons by 72% in tennis elbow patients, Tyler Twist with FlexBar is simple and works
Ridged design is easy to grip, twist and oscillate for elbow, wrist, forearm and hand rehabilitation and upper extremity strengthening, lateral epicondylitis therapy
FlexBar is portable and convenient exercise, rehab, and injury prevention equipment, packaging includes detailed exercise instructions
12" long, 1 1/2" diameter, made from dry natural rubber, takes 10 pounds of force to bend to a U-shape
Description: TheraBand FlexBar exerciser is a flexible, durable resistance device with a ridged surface for enhanced grip during use. It is used to improve grip strength and upper extremity stabilization by bending, twisting, or oscillation movement. It has been research-proven effective for Tennis Elbow, offering a cost-effective treatment that requires no injection or expensive equipment.
★★★★★610 real customer reviews average rating: 4.6 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By Tiffany Rae on 2015-01-19 Desperate for pain relief - day 3 It's Monday morning and this came to me Friday night (so Friday I only got to use it once before bed). I used it Saturday 3 times and Sunday 3 times. I was feeling desperate because this aching tennis elbow has lasted for months now.
I got mine when I had to do a repetitive motion using my mouse and keyboard 22,000 times in the span of 3 days. Killed me ever since. It was invading my sleep - I'd wake up aching. Turning over in bed, I'd wince at the pain of having to lift my arm. Couldn't lift my coffee cup.
Really didn't want a cortisone shot - I'm a scaredy cat :( So I looked online for remedies. I found an article that talked about the Theraband Flexbar and I read the reviews. It's cheap enough to be considered a "wth, I'll go for it" purchase.
The instructions online on YouTube were helpful. I started the exercises and the first couple hurt - but it's one of those good hurts, like when you stretch a back that's in pain. As you do the exercises, it starts feeling better.
The last 2 mornings, I've woken up realizing I got a good night's sleep. I can lift my coffee cup again. It's still sore, but not as bad.
Now one thing I want to mention is what I did. I did the usual twist exercise as the video and instructions tell you to (I did 15 reps 3 times a day). I also do it whenever my arm aches because after the first one, it feels better.
I also found one video from a doctor who said to find the most tender spot on your elbow and rub it vigorously horizontally, not vertically down the length of your arm. So I did that. He said it helps improve circulation to the spot and heal the inflammation. So I do that. What you're looking for, he said, is for it to hurt for half a minute and then go numb. If you get that numb/feel better feeling, then it's working. If not, don't do it. I have that, so I do it every time I do my exercises, afterwards.
I also found another exercise to strengthen my arm using the Flexbar. You hold the end of the bar with the majority of it sticking upright. Then extend your arm and just wiggle the bar back and forth front-ways and then side-ways. It also hurts a bit, but you can put your other arm on the affected one and feel how it's using those muscles. I don't do this as often.
Really pleased with this. Even if it didn't improve anymore than where it's at now, I'd be happy. But I can only see it getting stronger and less painful the more I do it. I'll report back after a couple of weeks.
UPDATE: It's now been a couple of weeks. My arm is great! It is a teeny tiny bit sore, but I use this Flexbar all throughout the day - just 1-2 twists anytime it starts to hurt (probably 6 twists total every day).
I made a video now to help show you what I learned about using it. What helps. Basically, I keep it by my bed to twist 1-2 times when I wake up. I keep it on my desk to twist if I'm every busy doing lots of keyboard to mouse stuff and it gets sore. I even take it in my car because if I'm running tons of errands and it ever gets achy or stiff, I do 1-2 twists at the stop light and I'm good to go!
Really happy I found a solution without having to get cortisone shots. I'll probably order the next levels of resistance soon.
5 Stars By lowjumpingfrog on 2014-07-27 Cure for Tennis Elbow Want to get rid of your tennis elbow? This is the thing to do it. You can find the exercise to do with it on Youtube or other places on the web. Not sure I can provide a description that would make sense to anyone. None the less my tennis elbow is gone and I make a point to use this theraband to keep it from coming back. I got the Green medium resistance level flex bar not knowing which one would work best. I have not used it as the red one is the one you need to do the exercise for tennis elbow. The green one would work but, I find it has too much resistance.
5 Stars By Joe D. on 2017-09-04 This and the "Tyler Twist" exercise are a REAL solution to tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) I bought both the red and the green models to allow me to step up my strength building as I recovered from a nasty case of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). I had read about and was recommended to do the "Tyler Twist" exercise by my orthopedic specialist. This is something that can only be accomplished with this specific training item. I'd been through 4 weeks of conventional PT sessions and ultrasound treatments with only marginal improvement, so I watched a few YouTube videos and bought these resistance bars. My improvement was noticeable within a little over a week and continued until I had no pain in everyday life or on the court. I do wear a tennis elbow brace while playing simply to avoid any reinjury, however, even times when I've played without it, no elbow pain at all.
1 Stars By viv on 2017-10-01 Save the money, stick with Thera bands. Save the money, this isn't going to fix long term tendinosis. I should have known when my pt office never heard of the product. Honestly, traditional wrist exercises with weights or the Thera band is more effective and easier to perform. The only way to really rid yourself or alleviate the pain is rest, heat(a lot of lower body and hard cardio with a hoodie), modified activity at work with an arm support band as needed, plenty of stretching, deep message(tennis ball is the best), low resistance and higher rep training when pain allows with a theraband(wrist, rotator, triceps, rows, curls, shoulders). This is marketed as a gimmick, maybe it works for some people without longer term damage but not for me. Also, I lift religiously and am in good shape this red one isn't really enough for a girl with low pain levels.
5 Stars By B. Allen on 2016-04-03 Works for tennis elbow, but stronger people may want higher resistance The short answer is that it worked for my problem.
I bought this after reading an article about how to help fix "tennis elbow." I got pain in the muscles and ligaments around my left elbow after getting a new job where I had to type more. Even with an ergonomic keyboard and stretching several times a day the pain would not go away.
After using the Thera Band in the morning and at night 2 or 3 times a week the pain has been significantly reduced. It has not "cured" the problem, but it reduced it by about 90%. If the pain starts to come back I just do a few reps of the twist and untwist motion described online, and in the included instructions, and in a day or so the pain recedes.
When you first get the Thera Band it is stiff and takes more effort, but after using it for a few days it will break in and bee easier to use. As a man, I found the red/10 pound resistance version quickly becomes too easy once it breaks in (the 10 pound version may be fine for women or younger people.) I think I will purchase the 15 or 20 pound resistance.
5 Stars By Kateeliz33 on 2017-06-24 amazing!!! Who ever invented this deserves an award!!! Been struggling with my tennis elbow for 6 months-likely overuse from work, crossfit and holding iPhone/ereader. Tried acupuncture the band and sleeve with no help.took several weeks off crossfit no help. Modified my activities no help. I purchased the red and green therabands. So far still on red but after ONE day of use I had 50% improvement by 5 days I have 50-75% in various range of motion. Biggest improvement is I can sleep again with my arm under the pillow and wake up with minimal pain. I am able to grip take tops off jars etc and carry my water bottle in that arm. Back to crossfit and have not had to modify movements this week but did use less weight.
5 Stars By Christene Payne on 2015-10-23 and super affordable. I couldn't be more pleased I was desperate to find some relief from a recent bilateral flare of tennis elbow. If you've ever suffered from this, you know how miserable it can be. I couldn't even pick up a cup of coffee without being in extreme pain. I tried everything from a copper elbow sleeve to ice, creams, stretches, heat, etc. Nothing was bringing any relief. I finally and thankfully came across a couple of studies referencing the Flexbar and certain exercises you do for almost immediate improvement of symptoms. At this point I was willing to try anything. The price was reasonable and I went with the lowest resistance in the red bar. Ever since the Flexbar was delivered, I have religiously done the exercises. I still have pain, but I have seen a vast improvement! I am hopeful that with continued exercises for another couple of weeks, perhaps the pain will be gone. The product itself is very well made , is exactly as described, and super affordable. I couldn't be more pleased. I will definitely continue to use the Flexbar even after the pain is gone as preventive maintenance to ward off future flares. If you have tennis elbow, stop suffering and order yourself a Flexbar stat!
5 Stars By ChicBuyer on 2017-10-14 Helping my tennis elbow from too much mousing! I am very happy with this bar so far, and previous reviews on this post were very helpful. I developed tennis elbow from too much mousing with work and online shopping. I paired it with a copper arm band, and I am finding almost immediate relief. This situation is going to take some time to heal, but I feel like I'm on the right track, and would not hesitate to purchase this bar again. My neighbor is a PT, and he explained some stretches I needed to do to heal. This bar helps you do the right stretches much more easily than trying to just twist your arm around.
3 Stars By Jack Dostal on 2017-03-06 and the routine is easy and takes very little time I have been using the TheraBand bar for about six weeks, with morning and evening routines each day. So far, I have not noticed any significant improvement. However, it is likely that it is too soon to expect results. I plan to continue the daily routine for at least six months before making any judgments. The price was very reasonable, and the routine is easy and takes very little time, so there is very little to lose.
5 Stars By Susan Bry on 2017-02-08 Finally Pain Free I had been suffering from tennis elbow for over 6 months. I'd done physical therapy, chiropractic and was so close to considering a cortisone shot from an orthopedic doctor. I researched getting an injection and everything I read said the shot could possibly work, but if it did, the pain that would come back after it wore off would be worse than before. Every article I read lead me to the link about the TheraBand Flex Bar. I watched testimonies from others who had used it. I knew I had to try it! Boy am I glad I did. I am mostly pain free now and continue to do the daily exercises, even still 6 weeks later and continue to feel stronger and better every day! Living with chronic pain is no way to live.This is a life changer and I'm so grateful I found it.