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Answered 2009-09-07 15:51:01

Bands that are worn the wrist are for sweating. Most football players, tennis players, etc. will also wear tight bands around their elbows because with repeated stress the tendons of the elbow will slowly and painfully begin to pull away from the bone of the elbow. This is where the pain in your elbow originates. With continued, repetitive use of the elbow the tendon-bone connection weakens and the pain in your elbow steadily increases. By placing continual pressure on the tendons that connect the Flexor and the Extensor muscles to the Medial and Lateral Epicondyles the tension at the point of connection to the bone is significantly reduced. == == == ==

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