Living With Tendonitis

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Living With Tendonitis

I had a question the other day about tendonitis.
Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle.
It’s most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on an area, or from a sudden injury.
There are many activities that can cause tendonitis, including:  Gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing and pitching.
Incorrect posture at work or home and poor stretching before exercise or playing sports also increases your risk.
Anyone can get tendonitis, but it’s more common in adults, especially those over 40 years old.
As tendons age they tolerate less stress, are less elastic, and are easier to tear.
Tendonitis can occur in any area of your body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle.
The most common places are the base of your thumb, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and Achilles tendon.

The symptoms of tendonitis include:

>Pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding area.   Pain may gradually build up or be sudden and severe.

>Loss of motion in the shoulder.

Tendonitis may take weeks to months to go away, depending on the severity of your injury.

You should see your doctor if you experience any of the following, as these could be signs of another problem that needs more immediate attention:

>Fever (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit)

>Swelling, redness, and warmth

>General illness or multiple sites of pain

>Inability to move the affected area

To deal with tendonitis it’s helpful to:

*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water every day to hydrate  your cells.

*Discover and avoid triggers.

*Exercise regularly, but start slow.

*Breathe deeply to oxygenate cells.

*Alfalfa is extremely helpful for inflammation; take throughout the day; try as a tea.

*EFAs (Omega 3, flaxseed oil, fish oil) help lubricate joints and decrease inflammation.

*Avoid nightshade vegetables, like peppers, tomato, eggplant, and potato.

*Try Epsom salt baths.

*Consider hydrotherapy.

*Try hot castor oil packs (apply white cotton dipped in warmed castor oil, cover with plastic wrap, cover with heating pad if desired for up to 2 hours).

*Maintain a healthy weight.

*Test for heavy metal toxicity.

*Try Kombucha Tea.

*Ensure proper footwear.

*Fresh, raw pineapple and papaya contain bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme.

*Consider liver support and/or a liver cleanse.

*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners because they are neurotoxins.

*EZ-Gest between meals may be helpful to ease inflammation.

*Have chiropractic or osteopathic evaluation/treatment.


It’s essential to use:  Vita-Lea, Protein, Pain Relief Complex, Joint Health Complex, Alfalfa, B-Complex, OmegaGuard, Calcium/Magnesium.

It’s important to use:  Vitamin D, Vivix, Optiflora, Vitamin C, VitalMag, Zinc, CarotoMax and/or FlavoMax.

It’s beneficial to use:  Stress Relief Complex, Gentle Sleep Complex, DTX, Herb-Lax, EZ-Gest (between meals), Joint and Muscle Pain Cream, Performance (maintain electrolytes).

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PS:  If you have any questions about tendonitis, and would like to know how supplements can help, give us a call at 715-431-0657.  We’re here to help.


1 Comment

  • Lenay

    Reply Reply August 17, 2013

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