Most of us normal people describe the pain between our wrist and elbow as "Tennis Elbow" but, to those in the medical field, they refer to it as, "Epicondylitis. Either way you spell it, it hurts like hell! The condition can range from being an annoyance to something chronic and debilitating. There are treatment options available from over the counter topical creams to surgery.
The primary cause of the pain associated with tennis elbow is overuse of the muscles in the forearm. Overusing these muscles causes small tears to form in the tendons that attach to the elbow. The tears from the strain on the muscles cause the intense pain that can run from the wrist to the elbow and possibly higher. The tears form largely due to repetitive motions.
People who work with tools like hammers (carpenters), screw drivers (electricians) or brushes (painters) are likely to get tennis elbow at some time although, it commonly occurs in individuals who regularly play sports that use rackets (Tennis anyone?).Before you decide which is best for you, it's important to understand the causes of and treatments for tennis elbow.structure and function of tendons and ligaments, 1,000 to 3,000 mg was used in most studies.
A proprietary blend of mucopolysaccharides and Type I Collagen called Tendoactive® has been shown to stimulate tissue repair. It acts by protecting tendon cells from degenerating, stops the negative effects of inflammation and increases the production of tendon producing cells that allow healing. A study using this compound on patients with tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and rotator cuff tendons showed a significant improvement in quality of life scores.