Tendonitis Medical Considerations
Aloe Vera Liniment Liniment helps penetrate the skin to get down into the muscle layers Liniment is used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backaches, strains, and sprains. It works great for pain relief from sore muscles.
Bromelain: Bromelain is a Plant Digestive Enzyme which is extracted from Pineapple. Bromelain has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce internal inflammations. These inflammations can be inflamed joints, inflamed sinus passages, or inflamed organs such as the prostate. However, in order for Bromelain to demonstrate its anti-inflammatory action, it must be taken on an empty stomach. The reason is simple. If there is food in your stomach, then Bromelain, along with the other digestive enzymes, will be used up to digest your food. If taken without food, then the entire digestive enzymes formula will find it way into the blood stream, unused.
Digestive Enzymes: Must have a very high quality, bioavailable, preferably broad spectrum formula, for rapid and complete digestion of foods, to prevent developing possible food allergies. Raw food has intact enzymes that assist in the digestion of that food group. Cooking destroys enzymes. Our bodies also have enzymes that assist in digesting foods, however enzyme function diminishes with age. Failure to completely digest foods leads to incomplete assimilation of nutrients. The result is the development of a number of chronic medical conditions, food allergies included. Plant based digestive enzymes work at any pH; meaning once it is in your stomach, it starts working right away. Animal based digestive enzymes do not begin to work until after your stomach pH drops very low; thus any person with hypochlorhydria (a lack of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juices), may never benefit from animal based digestive enzymes. Enzymes taken with meals will be used up in the stomach while they help digest that meal. Enzymes taken on an empty stomach will go into the blood stream intact. Blood conditions such as stacking of red blood cells (RBCs) like a stack of coins (RBC Rouleau), or red blood cells clumping together (RBC Aggregation), or accumulations of Uric Acid Crystals in the blood, can be greatly helped with a combination of Plant Digestive Enzymes and Antioxidants, taken on an empty stomach. (See our section on
Health NOTE: Individuals with extreme cases of Gastritis, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcers should begin their Enzyme Supplementation with very little (or no) Protease. Then slowly introduce Protease in approximately 4-6 weeks. This is due to the situation that Protease may temporarily have a burning sensation on individuals with these situations.
MSM: The body requires elemental sulfur for many of its functions. Sulfur is a component of the proteins necessary for the formation of skin, hair, nails and muscle. Sulfur is also a component of bones, teeth and collagen (connective tissue). Sulfur is integral in the formation of bile acids by the liver and insulin by the pancreas. It is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and it essential for life. MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is an organic form of sulfur readily absorbed and utilized by your body. MSM is composed of 34% bio-available sulfur, making it the richest source of organic sulfur available. MSM is a safe, natural, assimilable food that assists the body in maintaining adequate sulfur stores. MSM may support the body in regulating insulin production, improving skin smoothness and elasticity, regulating environmental and allergic sensitivities, enhancing bowel function and liver detoxification, and enhancing respiratory function.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent: This is very effective for injuries of any kind, including tendonitis.
Available only through a doctor trained in this technology.
Tendonitis is inflamed tendons, which are usually the result of some degree of trauma. The trauma can be perceived as sore muscles when in actuality it is sore tendons. Trauma and / or overuse can result in small tears of the tendon, which will then result in inflammation of that tendon. If the tendonitis is not properly corrected quickly, calcium deposits will begin to accumulate in the affected tendon. If the calcium is deposited into the tendon, that tendon will be much less elastic. Even though tendons are thought to be like a piece of rope, there is some small degree of give in them. When calcium is deposited in a section of that tendon, then life-long problems can result.
When describing calcium deposits to patients, I usually use the example of a strip of elastic. If you had a strip of new elastic, and then put the center of that elastic in your sewing machine, zig-zagging back and forth many times, that section of elastic will no longer be able to stretch. Now when pulling on that elastic, extra pressure is exerted on the rest of that elastic, much more than what that elastic can safely tolerate.
When a tendon has calcium deposits, you will notice there are certain positions that will always cause pain. If it is a shoulder joint, you may never again be able to toss a baseball normally, or skip a rock across a lake.
Proper and quick home treatment should be performed at the first sign of any inflamed muscles / tendons.