Tendonitus

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    Jun 10, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    Hi, I'm new here. I've had tendonitis for since 1993.
    One physical therapist said it was the worst case she's seen. Although it's much better now, it interferes with daily tasks like painting, raking...ect. Also, it makes weight lifting more painful. Does anybody else deal with this? If so, what do you do about it?
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    Mike,

    You don't mention where your tendonitis is. Foot? Elbow? Wrist? Elsewhere? 15 years seems a long time for this.

    I've had it in my wrist before, but I've gotten it better with some rest. Acupuncture has also helped me.
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    Jun 11, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    I had tendonitis (severe) for many years in 3 places; Elbow, wrist and rotator.

    After seeing several Doctors and Chiropractors, I found a Sports Medicine Chiropractor who is a Kinethesiologist as well (trained in China)

    He showed me how to change the way I lift weights, work out and work and recommended Glucosiamine and Chondroitin which O have been taking for 10 years now. I had to wear an elbow brace (very small) for about 3 years BUT eventually ALL of the tendonitis DISAPPEARED! I have seen the same results for many other Volleyball players so you should look into it.


    --- Ron
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    Jun 11, 2008 4:59 PM GMT
    oops! I didn't say where i have it. both arms, wrists and palms of my hands. the right arm, wrist, hand is the worst. inside of my right elbow gets swollen if overworked.
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    Sep 12, 2008 8:42 AM GMT
    Yea, got this in my right elbow/bicept man it takes for-ever to go away. No workouts while it is acute, which means almost nothing can be done because everything uses the bicept muscle. For me it looks like 12 weeks or longer because I keep re-injuring it.
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    Sep 12, 2008 1:52 PM GMT
    I have it in my shoulder from years of swimming coupled with bad posture when using my computer. It comes and goes. The PT gave me some exercises to do and I'm sure your's did as well. The exercises may seem trivial but the goal is not. You are trying to reeducate your body to use your muscles differently. You have tendinitis from overuse of specific areas. You need to rewire your muscle memory to use a different set of muscles to do day to day tasks that require function from these joints. You can read up about the Alexander Technique if you don't follow what I'm saying. Alexander was an opera singer who started loosing his voice. He then retrained his muscles to save it.

    Not until I had to learn to roll a kayak did I appreciate this concept. Initially when you try to roll a kayak you instinctively use all the wrong muscles. Some guys even tear their shoulders trying to right the kayak. When you learn the technique you quickly realize it is practically effortless. The next problem is that when your upside down through some rough rapids you may panic and use all the wrong muscles. But if the proper technique is well ingrained in your muscle memory you will pop up before you have a chance to panic. I find it to be a great metaphor for dealing with stress.