About 8 months ago I was hit by a car while walking. Three weeks in the hospital, 4 surgeries, multiple ligament tears in my knee, as well as a partial elbow replacement (my right radial head is now fake) and I'm finally able to go back to the gym. I still have pain the elbow, and am already showing signs of arthritis. The only way the ortho tells me I can slow the progression is keeping the muscles that move the joint strong.
Would wearing elbow sleeves help protect the joint? I guess the idea is if I can add muscle while reducing joint stress, then probably better for the life of the joint.