NYMag.com: These Squishy Gel Pads Saved Me From ‘Computer Elbow’

Hi, Jelbows users! Just wanted to show off a little great press we got recently. Jelbows has been featured in Nymag.com

Read full article here: http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-elbow-pads-wrist-rest-carpal-tunnel-treatment.html

Article Excerpt:

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After spending 40 days straight sitting at the desk in my home office in a frantic attempt to finish the way-overdue manuscript for my second book, I can tell you that my favorite office supply is no longer a Sharpie or a binder clip, but a soft-yet-supportive gel pad (or, rather, two of them) that has saved me from near-constant, searing elbow pain.

Resting my arms on a hard desk surface for 12 hours every day was murder on my elbow joints. I slowly but surely developed a version of the classic tennis-elbow injury, called “computer elbow” (yes, it’s a real modern ailment). My elbows were tender, sore, burning, and throbbing, even when I was lying in bed or relaxing on the couch. At one point, I was typing with bags of ice strapped to them in a desperate attempt to relieve the pain. After resorting to using travel packs of tissues to cushion my elbows as I typed, I decided to consult the internet and mercifully found these (hilarious) gel pads called Jelbows, made to be placed under your arms while you’re working at your desk.

Developed by three guys who were sick of having pain in their wrists and elbows after a day at the office, they are ugly as hell (and the name is ridiculous), but unlike using any old soft item you may have lying around (like, say, a tiny packet of tissues), they are sleek and unobtrusive — as well as being far less likely to invite commentary from co-workers than if you trucked a bedroom pillow from home to the office to use for the same purpose. After 30 seconds of using them, you forget they’re there. Available in two sizes (four inches and six inches) and three colors — black, blue, or clear (I have the larger ones in clear) — they’re lightweight enough that I can toss them in my laptop bag when I’m traveling, too….[Read More]

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