Any good treatments chronic tendonitis?

I do not like taking nsaids. I have been doing well with the exercises the rehab center taught me, but I had been on bed rest for almost two months. I started exercising again and my knee had been acting up again. My elbow has also been flaring up worse than usual. Any suggestions would be great. My local herb shop recommended something called IFC or something, Is that any good?

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  1. dummy, 06 November, 2009

    it sounds like you are doing everything right. only recommendation is that may be you are going too fast with your exercisel. remember that after resting for nearly two months, you are deconditioned and need to go slow with your exercise even when initially there are no pain.
    taking NSAIDS during the initial rehab phase is also a good idea since you may be causing some inflammation during this time.
    Remember something some herbal medicine vs. prescribed medicine. Herbal have not been tested. True that some herbal medicine have been used for centuries but dont forget nobody is following the ill effect from the unproven medications.
    Good Luck
    Remember slow and easy

  2. Angie, 06 November, 2009

    Try soaking in a bath of Epsom salts, it works well for painful muscles, etc..only costs about $2.00.
    ***SIMPLE SOLUTION: When magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salts) is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more.

    Epsom Salts uses:
    EPSOM SALT TIPS
    Adapted from the Epsom Salt Industry Council
    Epsom Salt Council
    Note: Check with a doctor before using if you have any health concerns.

    * Relaxing and Sedative Bath: Soak in warm water and 2 cups of Epsom Salt.

    * Face Cleaner: To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

    * Homemade Skin Mask: Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of nonfat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt. For normal to dry skin mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt.

    * Foot Soak: Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

    * Skin Exfoliator: Massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.

    * Remove Excess Oil from Hair: Epsom Salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

    * Hairspray: Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom Salt. Combine, cover, and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

    * Hair Volumizer: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

    * Soak Sprains and Bruises: Epsom Salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm bath, and soak.

    * Splinter Remover: Soak in Epsom Salt, it will draw out the splinter.

  3. cowboydoc, 06 November, 2009

    Epsom salts is good and I use it also but, not for tendinitis. I go get Cortisone shots in my neck for the tendinitis in my shoulder and arm. It works almost instantly for me. I’ve been on anti-biotics and everything else, I just can’t get rid of it.

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