1907 photograph of early American football uniform with elbow pads worn by Bradbury Robinson
, who threw the first legal forward pass
Military style elbow pads made by the Russian company Splav
Elbow pads are protective padded gear worn on the elbows to protect them against injury during a fall or a strike.
Elbow pads are worn by many athletes, especially cyclists, roller skaters, skateboarders, volleyball players, skiers and wrestlers. Wrestlers sometimes use elbow pads as weapons by slapping their opponents, or take it off for an Atomic Elbow.
Soldiers also often wear elbow pads.