Is joint pain in elbow slowing you down – and limiting your activity?  The names for the conditions such as tennis elbow, golf elbow, elbow tendinitis, even writer’s cramp are varied and maybe not very helpful – but there is still hope for better elbow health.

Causes for Joint Pain in Elbows

The elbow is far more complex than most people understand.  There are three major bones, 23 muscles and several key tendons and ligaments that make up “an elbow”.  It is also a complex joint in that it not only flexes up and down but also rotates on axis at the joint to allow us to pick up heavy objects, throw balls, swing from bars, and dry dishes for example.  But any repetitive, or sudden jerking or violent wrenching activity can strain, rupture or injure the tendons and ligaments around the elbow.  One of the one of the more common sports-related tendon injuries for athletes, is the ulnar collateral ligament that connects the long humerus bone to the forearm bones.

However, another very common cause of chronic (continuous over long periods) elbow and joint pain is chronic inflammation.  According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 125 million Americans live with chronic inflammation which is the root cause for so many serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis to name just a few.  60% of all adult Americans suffer from one of these chronic diseases, and of these, osteoarthritis impacts over 32 million Americans.  Osteoarthritis can cause severe cartilage pain in your back, neck, hips, knees, ankles, fingers, wrists – and yes, in your elbows.

What to Do About it

If your pain is related to joint injury issues like those listed above, we recommend that you speak with your medical practitioner.  But if you believe it is related to inflammation and chronic inflammation in your elbows, then we may be able to help.

A recent study showed that polyphenols from olive oil in combination with other anti-inflammatory agents could reduce pain in patients.  Our olive oil supplements can benefit individuals who experience either chronic or repeated acute inflammation.*

OliPura® Joint is an all-natural, olive polyphenol-based solution to chronic joint inflammation.  OliPura® Joint starts with very high levels of TrePhenol® (with 37.5mg of hydroxytyrosol in each serving), 99.99% pure turmeric curcumin and some black pepper for enhanced joint pain and bioavailability of the curcumin.   You can find out more about OliPura® Joint here.  And if you golf and think your elbow pain is related to playing that sport, see our article series on GolfThritis™!

And if supplements are not easy for you to take, then consider our delicious CardiOlive® 25x  which is a specially formulated olive-polyphenol-enriched extra virgin olive oil that is great for cooking and consumption.  This enriched extra virgin olive oil contains 25 times more anti-inflammatory polyphenols than standard olive oil, which is a natural way to fight off chronic inflammation in your body.  See a  video of Chef Manola using it on Youtube!

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* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.