|This took a month to heal. You can't really see the green|
skin in this photo.
Although it's unlikely that you can break your elbow, even a light fall onto the joint can be excruciating.
I tooled around the usual sports stores and finally came up with the skateboarding pads below. I wore these for a year. In fact there's a lot of variety of these at Amazon. They all look equally effective.
|I got stares when I wore these.|
I know. You're thinking: She fell again. Nope, sorry, I've not fallen on my elbows since. But that memory of that fall stayed with me.
So I was buying knee pads at the Skating Safe site, and I came across these molded elbow pads.
|Drool. I love these.|
Rather than wearing the retention sleeve the company provides, I wear biker's arm warmers to hold the elbow pads in place. I like the arm warmers, since you can wear them instead of a jacket.
The only problem with these is that they are friggin' expensive. I've had jewelry that cost less than these. I'm on my second pair because, I once had cash, a cell phone, and a Flip camera in my skate bag, but someone stole a pair of these, leaving the rest behind. I guess they figured I wouldn't call the cops over a pair of elbow pads.
|"Roger. We have a 10-211* in progress. |
Send in the SWAT team.
We've got a freestyle session to frisk
and skate bags to search."
* 10-211 = Armed Robbery...Get it? Elbow pads--'armed' robbery? Sigh. Man, nobody likes my jokes.