Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons, and it is often consequence of excessive engaging in sports or exceptional physical strain. Tendons are, together with muscles and bones, linked with joints. In cases when you overstretch it, tendons can be damaged or sometimes even brake or crack.
Symptoms of tendonitis are often inflammation and pain. Other consequences of tendonitis can also be bursitis and rheumatic arthritis, or inflammation of bursa sack (fluid sack which is placed between tendons and bones and act like a cushion, in order to prevent friction between body parts).
There are several types of tendons injuries;Rotator cuff tendonitis – pain is felt in the shoulder areaPatellar tendonitis – pain is felt around the kneeElbow tendonitis – tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, in cases when pain is felt in the outer side of the elbow, or golfer’s elbow, called medial epicondylitis, when pain is felt in the inner side of the elbowAchilles tendonitis – pain is located in the area of heal
In any of these cases of tendonitis, you must see a doctor. Although, medicaments and treatments doctors can prescribe you are helpful, the do not always remove the symptoms of tendonitis all together. This is why you must try some alternative approach; home remedies or homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is a good alternative to a main stream medicine, it tries to heal causes of injuries and disorders, not just a symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are harmless and without any known side effects.
Here is a list of some of home and homeopathic remedies, that you can try for yourself, in order to help you with tendonitis problems;
Massage is one of remedies you should try. Usual massage technique applied for cases of tendonitis is called transverse massage. It improves blood flow around inflamed or painful area and diminishes the pain. This massage moves are strong and deep, and they are applied directly to the painful or sore spot, in direction of injured tendon.
If massage method in not comfortable enough for you, try other remedies, like applying ice packs on sore spots, or maybe an ultrasound.
There are also homeopathic remedies that you can try. Devil’s claw, white willow, bromelian, ginger, rhuta and Arnica are some of them. About instruction and way of use, it is best for you to consult your homeopathic expert.
Acupuncture, as a part of the ancient Chinese medicine, is a remedy that is very helpful in cases of tendonitis. Many studies confirm that the acupuncture is very efficient for shorter term relieve of pain in cases of tennis elbow. Side effects of acupuncture may include bruising and soreness.