Tendonitis Remedies

| Modified on Feb 16, 2024

Treating tendonitis involves reducing the inflammation that is causing the pain.  Resting the affected area (wrist, elbow etc.) is important as overuse will not allow proper healing. While natural remedies like turmeric and ginger can aid the tendon in healing more quickly, it will still take some time for the inflammation to subside and the tendon to return to normal.

What is Tendonitis?

Tendons connect muscle to bone and when this tissue becomes inflamed, it is known as tendonitis. Tendonitis is painful and heals slowly, but natural remedies can help. Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse, especially for those over 40.  Although the body possesses hundreds of tendons, a specific few are usually the problem because they are located where the blood supply is poor.  Insufficient blood leads to not enough oxygen and nutrients, needed by the tendon for healing.

Natural Remedies for Tendonitis

There are many herbal remedies and alternative cures for tendonitis. Alfalfa is well-known as an effective blood remedy and is helpful in increasing blood, needed by the tendon for healing. Turmeric and ginger are useful herbal treatments; other herbs with anti-inflammatory properties are solomon’s seal and arnica. Acupuncture and ice packs give short-term pain relief.


Alfalfa has been known as a ‘superfood’ throughout history by many different cultures. Pain relief is one of the many uses of alfalfa as a common home remedy; it is also an effective blood detoxifier. Alfalfa contains many different nutrients and is generally considered safe for adults, children and pregnant or nursing mothers.  However, alfalfa is so effective that it should not be used in conjunction with aspirin or blood thinning medications.

Turmeric and Ginger

Turmeric and ginger are effective alternative remedies for many ailments, including tendonitis. These home cures work to increase blood supply to the tendon by increasing circulation, thus reducing inflammation and aiding in faster healing. These two home cures are also great antioxidants, which also helps tissues heal by removing free radicals.

Transverse Friction Massage

Massage generally increases circulation and speeds healing. A technique called transverse friction massage is believed to reduce tendonitis pain, improve blood flow and prevent scar tissue and adhesions from forming in the connective tissue. As long as the problem area is reachable, anyone can easily learn the technique to use on themselves, making this a safe, effective and free home cure.

Tendonitis can be effectively treated at home with herbal cures and massage. No matter what treatment is used, if the affected tendon is not rested, it will not heal properly. Increasing blood flow to the tendon is central to reducing the inflammation and pain.

Alcohol Wrap

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Posted by Gelbrich (Israel ) on 06/06/2018

I had a tendonitis in my shoulder. I went to physiotherapy and was not be able to work for 7 months ( I had an Acro Balancing act ) until I went to another physio. He prescribed me a thee spoons of vodka or another spirit on a sheet ( or cut it in half ) of kitchen paper on the tendon then wrap it with cling film during the night.

Every night for a week until the inflammation is gone. Continue another week replacing the spirit with plain water. I was back to working in the circus after that.

Alfalfa Tablets

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Posted by Tony (Lexington, Ky) on 11/27/2017

After reading the many positive comments about alfalfa and tendonitis, I ordered some to try it. I'm happy for the people who found relief with the stuff, but it made my tendonitis ache and hurt more than it ever had. After a few days of taking it, the flare up calmed down for the most part. Tried taking one tablet a week later and the flare up started again.

I'm truly happy for anyone finding relief with alf, but for me its def a no go....

Replied by Tony
(Lexington Ky)

"I meant to say a few days of not taking it"

Sorry for the typo

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Ross (Houston, Tx) on 07/21/2015

I'm an athlete with mild but chronic tendentious in both of my achilles tendons. I've been self-treating them for about a year after dumping thousands of dollars into doctor prescribed physical therapy and prescription topical anti-inflammatory medications. So far my results have been just as good or better that the doctor prescribed therapy.

After seeing these posts on using alfalfa supplements I decided to try it myself. Amazingly the pain and soreness was significantly reduced by taking 18 supplements a day (9 supplements, 3 times a day). With that success I started to consider other, fresh sources of alfalfa that might work even better. Since I already sprout seeds on a semi-regular basis I decided to try sprouting alfalfa. Turns out that fresh sprouts are even more effective than the dried supplements! I've been eating a large hand-full of sprouts 3 times a day on top of stretching and rolling and have been virtually pain-free! Thank you so much for the advice on this website!

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Hi to Earth Care and Contributors.

This site recommends Alfalfa as a premier remedy for Tendonitis. I am wondering which of the following would be the best herb to take for tendonitis:

Alfalfa, Bromelain, Devil's Claw, Ginger, Boron, Chanca Piedra or Turmeric? Do we treat tendonitis in a somewhat different way from (for instance) Calcification or Arthritis? Does it require a subtlely different approach? Also, does (or can) tendonitis involve an element of calcification?

I would be very grateful for some enlightenment on this mystery. Thank you in anticipation. Michael

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

I have a question for Earth Care and Contributors.

This site recommends Alfalfa as a premier remedy for Tendonitis. I am wondering which of the following would be the best herb to take for tendonitis:

Alfalfa, Bromelain, Devil's Claw, Ginger, Boron, Chanca Piedra or Turmeric? Do we treat tendonitis in a somewhat different way from (for instance) Calcification or Arthritis? Does it require a subtlely different approach? Also, does (or can) tendonitis involve an element of calcification?

I would be very grateful for some enlightenment on this mystery. Thank you in anticipation. Michael

Replied by Sheila

I think the key supplements are alfalfa, bromelain, boron, and turmeric.

Tumreric in particular is said to be more effective than ibuprofen for inflammation, a study that used 500 mg x 4 a day.

I also am studying the work of John Sarno and using mind/body techniques. I basically ignore the tendonitis when it flares up and don't focus on it; instead, I focus on any negative emotions I might be repressing (usually related to work).

Finally, to stop the pain, try serrapeptase! This supplement in the dose of 120,000 SPU, taken without food, is an incredible pain reliever. I have had great success with this supplement, and after learning more about all the science supporting turmeric, am investing in a good quality curcumin supplement and will take it regularly.

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Hello Sheila from Portland!

I thank you most sincerely for those insightful, Tendonitis observations. The mega doses of Alfalfa that are recommended somewhere on this site as a default remedy of choice intrigued me but that amount would be very expensive over here to take on a long-term basis, so I was hoping for something just as effective but at a more affordable price. The Arabs call Alfalfa the "Father of all Foods" by the way and they have it in sacks in the Souk! ). I have been taking turmeric for many weeks and also ACV and honey for this and other benefits. I find that I can take more turmeric if I incorporate it into a smoothie: just sprinkling it over food will not be enough to make much of a difference I feel. In addition, I have been trialing the Cinnamon (Sri Lankan / Ceylon) and Honey regime after "pulling" with Coconut in the early morning. I am hoping that my increased consumption of Pineapple juice will get more Bromelain into my system. Ted's Boron treatment could be helping me too but I must be more disciplined with this, as I have a poor record of water drinking generally. Lastly, I do find that if I think too much about my tendonitis pain it does seem to increase until I make a conscious effort to put it out of my mind. Think lush, green spaces with a waterfall. I have not heard of serrapeptase before (my spellchecker hadn't either but came up with an interesting alternative! ). Cheers and thanks a lot for writing that wisdom.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Kathy (Las Vegas, NV) on 02/14/2009

Alfalfa cured my tendonitis: I took 24 tablets a day, 8 at each meal for 2 weeks then tapered off to about 10 or so a day. I took the heavy dose for 2 weeks to saturate my body then I took 10 a day for about a year. It's been 10 years and I usually have no pain or swelling. If I type alot or write alot I do have some discomfort but nothing like before!

As a side note I had some testing done and was told that I now have carpal tunnel in both arms but I had no idea because I have no pain!

Replied by George
(Caldwell, Idaho)

Thanks for your post Kathy. I had been taking the minimum required Alfalfa tablets for about two weeks and didn't feel any improvement with my arthritis and tendonitis. After reading your post I took 18 tablets today and actually have felt a vast improvement with my pain already!

Replied by Danamarie
(Vista, Ca)

The alfalfa has worked for me too. I have tendonitis in my knee (goosehead) and read on here about the use of alfalfa to reduce inflamation. I'm taking 24 caps a day divided into four doses for the last three days and today the pain is reduced. I will continue with this dose for another week and then taper down. I am also taking apple cider vinegar and doing stretching exercises I learned at physical therapy.

Replied by Jacob
(Portland, Or)

This worked for me and a few of my buddies who kitesurf. I had a pretty severe case of tendonitis. I took the ten tablets a day and it worked in three days. I posted my results on a forum and it worked for a few other people as well.

Replied by Patti

Would anyone mind sharing what brand of Alfalfa they are using? I have Tendonitis my my foot. Thank you.


Some best alfalfa dietary supplement is Bernard Jensen's, it is non GMO.

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

To suffering Patti of Florida:....

USA's "Nature's Sunshine" Alfalfa-Medicago sativa, 340mg each capsule, is what I have been taking for thinning and making the mucous flow in the nostrils better (sorry about that) and it does work long-term for that complaint for me anyway. I take a maintenance dose of either one OR two capsules a day with meals as it has the added plus of all those extra minerals, of which more later on, BUT for Tendonitis one would surely need to take at least their recommended dosage of 2 caps three times per day, again with food. I recommend taking them no later than 30 minutes after meals otherwise wait till the next meal. Some folks on this Site have had to resort to mega doses of Alfalfa to shift Tendonitis but you should check with your favourite doctor or serious naturopath before doing that, especially if you have other medical conditions. The Arabs were so fond of Alfalfa and what it could do for them that they called it the "Father of all Herbs". Don't discount their years of experience as they have been traders for centuries (like Sinbad the Sailor). It is supposed to put down such deep roots that they are able to "mine" the good stuff such as minerals and trace elements in the deeper soil. Whatever, it is certainly a product that contains a lot of diverse nutrition for the human body so should be more popular than it currently seems to be. Certainly, if memory serves me correctly there have been questions asked in the past concerning contra-indications for certain people so best check that side out before over-consuming. Start out with smaller doses if you decide to take this and slowly build up. That gives the body time to adjust anyway.

Tendonitis sufferers seem to have a problem getting nutrients and/or blood flow to the Tendons.

Mama to Many on this Site can offer you more on this subject and under "Tendonitis". You and I both know how painful it can be!!

And one must always remember the old adage:-

Life could be sweet.......if we would only take care of our feet". (Anon).

Cheers and good luck with the foot.


Replied by Dee
(Ca - California)

I use Swansons, One thing I read was to make sure it is organic because the roots can go very deep and pick up lots of bad stuff.

Replied by Lul
(New Jersey)

I have been suffering with left hand thumb issue since Jan. 2017 and now it's working its way to my right hand. It's very painful and disturbing. I am 5'7 1/2,119 lbs and can not believe this is happening to me! I found this website and quickly bought the Alfalfa supplements today. I hope and pray the alfalfa supplements will treat this horrible condition. I will keep you all posted. Thanks so much for sharing your stories and solutions. It's a breath of fresh air!

Replied by Ralph C.

I too have been having pain in my finger, the one between my pinky and middle finger. When I extend it, it pops straight out and when I draw my finger in halfway it pops to a closed position. I'm just wanting to know if the Alfafa will help. I do know that im not very disciplined on my water intake and work night shift at a Newspaper plant and much heavy lifting.


This sounds like trigger finger or Duyputrens contracture. I have it, I wrap my hand nightly in boron salve from Amazon and with a cotton ball saturated in DMSO. I also go to shock wave, not the one that bangs on you but an electric extracorporeal type. It's hard to find, but those two things are the only thing that I have found stop the pain and progression.

Replied by Pat Z

I find the statement of the amount of tablets somehow confusing. Each tablet of another manufacturer can have another dosage of Alfalfa, and other parts of the plant.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Nancy (Bradford, Pa) on 08/21/2013

I've been trying to self-diagnose since we don't have health insurance and, as always, came to earthclinic. I'm assuming that I have either tendonitis or bursitis in my shoulders. I had injured my right shoulder several years ago and it took a while to heal on its own, but wasn't painful after that. I broke my right wrist the beginning of this year and was in a cast for about 5 weeks. I believe that was the turning point. Between immobilizing the right arm and overusing the left, I've been in pretty much constant pain in both shoulders... Neither one of them move very freely, so it could also be frozen shoulders. The ache and burning have been very difficult to bare. I started taking the 2 T. ACV and 1 T. honey (raw... very important... and local if you can) twice daily as was recommended by James... What a difference! I've only been taking it for 3 days, but I noticed the difference after the first dose. Just wanted to wait to write about it for fear that it was all in my head! Mind you, I'm nowhere near cured yet, but its been like taking a pain reliever and the burning is completely gone!! I need to search to find some exercises that will help me strengthen both arms without injuring them further, but I feel like that's possible now!! I will continue to take this morning and night! Since I store my ACV in the fridge I warm it slightly in the microwave (hope that doesn't alter it! ) and then put the honey in it to dissolve it, then I add ice water. I tried drinking it as a warm tea-like drink, but just didn't like it as much. The cool drink goes down very easy for me. Thank you earthclinic and everyone who takes the time to let us know what we can do to help ourselves naturally!

Replied by Laura
(Waikiki, Hawaii)

I would not put Apple Cider Vinegar in the refrigerator. No need to refrigerate. Microwaving is a no - no. Why put any kind of radiation into such a pure product? I leave my bottle of organic apple cider vinegar on the counter, have for many years. Glad it's working for you, though!

Replied by Patrick
(Skagit County, Washington)

DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE for ANYTHING! A MICROWAVE KILLS all of the nutrients in food and water. So in essence you are eating DEAD FOOD. It also clumps red blood cells. Spend a little more time and use stove top and oven. I use a small convection oven and it doesn't take very long, it's not as fast as nuking but its a check of a lot healthier.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by James (Pemberton, New Jersey) on 11/06/2006

Apple Cider Vinegar has cured: varicose veins, weight lose, tendonitis, wrinkles. In April of 2005, I came across a booklet for ACV, at the time I was 50 years old I played sports in high school, a construction worker for 20 years and a mover for the last 15, so I have done a number on my body over the years. My daughter convinced me to start taking ACV... I have taken it everyday since! The health benefits have been many. The first thing I noticed was my hair and nail growth, doesn't seem like much but my hair was white and had no color, but was growing back in blonde! I thought that was amazing! Over all the years of abuse on my feet and ankles I had purple feet from the varicose veins, it really was a severe case, after two months of use my feet started to look clearer to me, but I wasn't sure so I started taking pictures....I now have NO varicose veins on my feet, legs or anything. In April of 2005 I was a size 38 pants, today I am a 32 pants. I have not done any extra exercise to achieve this, It simply melted the pounds away (I also have a six pack again). The ACV has given me a facelift, I do NOT look like I am 51! My wrinkles around my eyes have literally disappeared. My skin is tighter, firmer every where. I feel like a new man. Over the years while abusing my body in my everyday life (working) I developed new and painful body movements, aches where I never had before and eventually the Doc diagnosed me with tendonitis (really painful) in both of my shoulders, being a mover this isn't good for business, it really started hurting my paycheck (then I started the ACV). I really had not realized I stopped taking the naproxen the Dr. had prescribed until I went to see him for my physical. He asked me if I needed a new script, that's when I realized I used to live on those pills everyday and hadn't needed them once since I started taking the ACV, so I told the Dr. about the ACV he was awed, seeing the results for himself he decided to start taking it, in fact my Barber, Boss, Coworkers, Kids, Brothers and sister all now take it with health benefits of there own. I tell you I LOVE ACV it has changed my life and made me a new healthier man. I actually believe I have a long healthy life ahead. The recipe I use everyday is: 2 table spoons of ACV and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Add water to taste. I do this two times a day, everyday. Good luck to all in your journey to a healthier you!

Replied by Maryanne
(Okeechobee, Florida)

I started Apple Cider Vinegar yesterday, after one day I am hopeful each day will get better I have tendinitis due to yard work and standing up at my job and not relaxing when I get home, always busy busy busy until one morning it happened, the swelling the pain etc. Went on Internet and found this website hopefully this will help!

Replied by Rohit

I was told to take ACV sip by sip along with food (2 teaspoons in water). If we have to add one teaspoon of honey as well, is it taken along with food still?

Cipro Side Effect

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Posted by Dallas (Amesbury, Ma) on 04/02/2011


For anyone out there with tendon problems ie: tendinitis (tendonitis) please beware and search this out on the web. If you ever take the antibiotic Cipro, or anything in the same family, take note that Cipro, or members of the same family, can cause tendon inflammation and even tendon rupture! This is along with a long list of other side effects including death. I have just been on Cipro, having started taking it for a severe kidney infection. When I started to get back some old tendon pain issues, I looked Cipro up on the web and sure enough, it can be a killer for tendons - even long after you take the medication. I finished my Cipro a couple of weeks ago, and the tendon pain is increasing rather than decreasing. I also had many other painful symptoms (back pain, neck pain, headache etc... ) while on Cipro. And the darned infection has returned! I refused Cipro this time around and am on Bactrim. I am almost afraid to look up the side effects of this drug. If it wasn't for the sake of my kidneys............

Replied by Wishingyouwell
(Gentle Earth, Ks)

I believe cipro contains fluoride.

Replied by Skycandy
(Mi, Fl)

I too have been floxed. I will never take any form of the anitbiotics flouroquinillones nor will any member of my family. I took Cipro in January 2011 for an UTI and w/in 3 days my knees felt tight and stiff. By the 5th day my right knee was hurting and swollen and by the 7th day my left knee was the same. A co-worker asked if I was taking an anti-biotic and I told her I was, and she said it could be the cause.

Sure enough, after researching, I found that Cipro can cause tendonitis. On the 8th day I could not even walk and have been struggling to get back to normal ever since. I am not able to run, walk for long periods of time or do any kind of activity. I was completely healthy before taking this medication and now I feel like a handicap person some days. I am only 36 yrs old. Yes it does have flouride in it. It is posion and the FDA knows and still lets this be on the market. Levaquin is the same thing. I have had x-rays, MRI's, you name it, and according to the DR's there is nothing wrong w/me. It is very frustrating and I am hoping to find a cure on this website. Something to flush this poison out of my body. My wrists, hands, fingers, ankles, toes and kness have all been effected by this crap. If anyone has any suggestions, please help!!

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, Ny)

You may want to experiment with Zeolite.. I have tried both the liquid (Waiora= too expensive) and the powder.. (Zeoforce).... Preferring the powder for price/quality and the fact that it isn't multi-level marketed. I only take it on occasion but do notice it's effects... Seems to settle my system, lift brain fog.. Do some research on it... However, I am still a little cautious with it as I am waiting for more studies to confirm it's effectiveness in eliminating toxins..

Ted, what are your thoughts on Zeolite?

Replied by Jc
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)



I am a 25 year old, 90lbs woman. I was prescribed Cipro for a UTI. After one dose, I felt extremely stiff, nausea, and was having difficulty walking. I decided to lie down (but had to get up to go to the restroom because of the UTI). When I lifted myself out of bed, I heard a loud pop in my achilles tendon and immediately was struck with intense pain. I could no longer put any weight on it--let alone walk.

Turns out after researching, I found out that one of the side effects for Ciprofloxin is ruptured tendons!!! I have greatly suffered from this drug and was unable to walk for months. Luckily, I did not need surgery as some of the tendon is still intact. Though, I am still unable to run on it, carry heavy weight, do streneous activity and that happened 6 months ago! I'm so young and I had to share my story because I don't want anyone to go through the same experience that I did!!

Please read all side effects and try to do research on prescriptions before hand, and decide whether the benefits of those meds truly outweigh the side effects. You may save yourself from serious side effects, a lifelong injury, and excess medical bills!!

Heres to a long and healthy life! ~

Replied by Omg
(Columbia, Mo)

Cipro should only be used when death is the alternative. a) developed rotator cuff tendonitis while on drug. b) developed proximal hamstring tendinopathy a few months later.

Took drug for 8 days for suspected uti - negative. 62 yo male highly active bicyclist up until recently.

Replied by Sophie
(Pdx, Oregon)

I was sick for about 10 weeks it began with a yeast infection and soon I had lower abdomen pressure. Frequent urnination, fever and headache. Finally I decided to go to the doctor because all of my natural remedies seem to not be able to end the fever and pressure so I was put on Cipro I'm a vegan, and my doctor gave me 5 days worth told me take it for only 3 days, because I'm so sensitive. Well on the third day my joint and tendons were inflamed it was hard to walk or sleep. I'm amazed that Cipro is prescribed to anyone! After reading how dangerous the side effects are... even when you stop taking Cipro it can still affect your tendons 3-6 months down the road!! I was so freaked out! I drank 2 tablespoons of turmeric in water, vitamin C and magnesuim and I'm going to continue that for a few days. Instead of Cipro I'm taking garlic oil pills every few hours. After, I'm all well I'm going to do a Fluoroide Detox program.

Replied by Melinda
(Sitka, Alaska)

I too was given cipro and levofloxin during a 4 month episode with a giant kidney stone. I quit taking the levofloxin a week ago after experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder and now my left shoulder and across my neck. I was blown away when I started researching this on the internet and saw the damage this drug does to tendons. I can't believe doctors prescribe this knowing what it can do. My shoulders are weak and painful. I am now taking msm as I heard this repairs tendons and cell structure , I am also taking phenocane for inflamation and pain. Icing the area seems to help and light massage with Traumeel helps also. Any suggestions are helpful.

Replied by Michela

Hi. I didn't know if you still had problems with your infection, but I have never seen a bladder/kidney infection or kidney stones resist Dr. Schultz's K-B Formula and K-B Tea. He is in California and runs the American Botanical Pharmacy. If you follow the Cleanse he has (or just do the best you can to follow it) I can just about guarantee happy results. Even used it in the boonies of Bolivia for someone whose kidneys had become completely blocked by stones. Medical intervention saved her, but she was in extreme pain. There were no juicers out there, but after 1 week she had no pain whatsoever.

Replied by Kylie
(Sydney, Australia)

For those with side effects from taking Cipro, perhaps taking Borax will reverse the damage as this detoxes flouride in the body and restores magnesium and calcium synthesis in the body which is responsible for joint and muscle pain.

It's very easy to take. I make a solution of 500ml filtered water and dissolve a rounded 1/2 teaspoon into this. Leave it to dissolve completely stirring occasionally. Then add 5ml of the borax solution to a glass of filtered or distilled water twice a day. At this strength you can't even taste the borax.

Replied by Jmrosseau
(San Antonio)

I would suggest Diatomaceous Earth (DE) for fluoride detox. I have been taking DE for about 5 years now. I take about a tablespoon a day but most sites recommend closer to 2T a day.

Replied by Linda

Levaquin is another antibiotic that can damage tendons. I took it in February this year (2016) and have suffered since March from tendonitis in both arms and have a partially torn tendon in my foot. The doc wants it to heal naturally and said it may take a year or longer to heal. I am 65 and was very active up until this happened. It is depressing to be "down" but I am going to try the ACV. and maybe the alfalfa.

Replied by Dallas
(Amesbury, Ma)
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I wrote the first comment here on Cipro way back in 2011. My tendons have never been the same since taking Cipro and for a month or so, I could not walk due to my right Achilles tendon being so sore. I felt like walking would rip it apart. Thankfully, that has improved but my tendons are often sore. I am going to take some of the advice on this site, to hopefully detox.

But, for those of you who have been prescribed Cipro for a UTI, like I was, and don't know where to turn, I finally beat my almost constant UTI/kidney infection problem with Bill Munro's hydrogen peroxide inhalation method. Whenever the infection starts up, I just start back on this method and it is gone pretty quickly.

Oh - and BTW, it seems to me that the infection starts up whenever I eat sugars or grains. It seems it may be a candida issue with me.

Replied by Ray
(South West)

I took Cipro for 2 weeks. I bent down to install a door sweep and 3 minutes later I was in severe pain after feeling something snapping in my knee. Quad tendon. The pain became uncontrollable. The EMT's had to carry me out to the ambulance after giving me 3 shots of pain medicine and the pain never subsided. In the ER my blood pressure went to 294 over 190 and I passed out. I had told the nurse that I had taken Cipro and she said that is just an antibiotic. I could not control my bladder. I was given more pain medication and returned a week later to another ER with the same results.

After 2 months in bed I can walk but I have pain in the thigh and back. Now I'm told I have lumbar pain and I have wonderful Physical Therapist's. I will start taking the ACV and Alfalfa.

Replied by Wendy
(Columbus, Oh)

I've taken Cipro on and off for years for regular UTIs (@ 3/year). Just now I'm realizing it was probably the reason I tore my left hamstring a couple of years ago....twice! Extreme pain, and I still need to walk carefully! I've talked with my doctor about a different antibiotic, if/when I need it.

I googled Cipro side effects, and here's just 1 of them: "sudden pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints".

Also my nephrologist explained to me that it's very important to take a shower EVERY day, especially after sex, even if it's only to clean your genital area and underarms. Also, NO sugar in any form, eat healthfully, drink TONS of water, take good-quality cranberry capsules or drink PURE cranberry juice (with absolutely NO sugar); you can sweeten it with liquid Stevia.

Replied by Tony
(Lexington, Ky)

I can believe this. I honestly think if I had taken the cipro much longer that a tendon in my arm would have ruptured. I noticed an unusual pain in my arm "towards the bend" that was never there prior to taking the cipro crap. I still feel random pains in that spot Sometimes lasting quite awhile. Now most of my pain is in my shoulder but I'm convinced the cipro had an affect on my arm too.

Comfrey Oil

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Posted by Novales (Augusta US) on 02/15/2024

I injured my hand and I work using my hands so it was a long road finding relief. I was diagnosed with De Quervains tenosynovitis which is basically a form of tendinitis. I had a cortisone shot which worked all of two days. I was having to wrap my hand with sports tape, wear a compression sleeve and splint in order to work. I would ice it between clients. I was preparing to have surgery by a hand doc specialist as much as I didn't want to. I also attempted physical therapy. I happened to see a reel of Barbara O'Neil discussing comfrey can repair bone, tendons and ligaments. I ordered some oil and it worked. I applied it to the area twice a day and within one day I saw a change and by the end of the week my pain was gone. I use now for maintenance. I also tore the meniscus in my left knee two years ago and I have started applying the comfrey oil to the knee and can tell a significant difference in the amount of discomfort in the knee. Using the oil that cost me $14 saved me from surgery and missing work as I am self employed. Hope this can help others!

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 10/23/2021

Hi There Posters!

The article below just might be the best article I have yet read on the dietary treatment of TENDONITIS.

If you remember (did you remember?) I posted that the following might be useful knowledge (but this article below, below, goes much further):

Carrot juice, Celery juice, Celery seed tea, Celery, also: Water, Lemon juice and Honey + a tablespoon of ACV+ a pinch of dried Celtic Sea Salt.


Cheers from Down Under


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Posted by Rm (Denver, Co) on 09/07/2020

Soreness in leg tendons from bike riding. DMSO rubbed on to back of leg twice in 3 hours made everything right as rain.

Eliminate All Aspartame

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Posted by Jennifer (Mayerthorpe, Ab Canada) on 12/08/2010

A few years ago, I started to suffer from both tendonitis and tennis elbow. At the same time, I was working in my profession of accounting clerk/data entry and thought that this combined with getting into a regular exercise routine had caused the pain. Boy was I ever wrong. I tried anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy, acupuncture, whatever I thought might help. Improvement was noted, but the pain was still there.

Last December (2009), I couldn't sleep because my arms ached so badly. I got up in the middle of the night and started searching on the internet. I found some anecdotal experiences with cutting out aspartame helping with many health issues. In my attempts to lose/maintain my weight, I had switched from drinking regular "brown pop" to diet. Some days, especially while I was enjoying the holiday foods, I would drink two or more cans of diet pop or beverages a day. That night, I decided to cut out foods and drinks with aspartame as much as I could. Within THREE DAYS, I felt no pain in my arms at all. I have tried to return to drinking the odd aspartame infused beverage, but by the next day, I am nearly in tears and can hardly work on any of my projects, whether at work or home doing my crafty stuff. Why the FDA and Canada's counterpart still allow this nasty chemical to be put into the food supply, I'll never know, but at least I know that I can live a nearly pain free existence thanks to my own little experiment.

Replied by Mike
(Chicago, Il)

The reason is the same for the way it was approved after years of being rejected by the FDA - MONEY. Read how Aspartame was eventually approved by the FDA - crooked politics and money.

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Posted by Healingrocks (London, Uk) on 12/07/2013

Am a professional masseur. Had had tendonitis of especially the right thumb a few years back, but somehow it went again. Have not had any problems for the last few years. Recently the problem came back. Thinking about it I realized that for about 2 months prior, I have been usuing different massage oils. Finished those and am now usuing grapeseed oil again -> thumb much better. Read that grapeseed oil has anti-inflamatory properties, so the two might well be related...

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Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 02/08/2017

Two posts in the same day might be considered excessive but I will be out of character and keep it brief! Went to the Good Doctor and she sympathized with my knee having tendonitis in an unusual place for a couple of weeks prior. Apparently this normally occurs on the inside but I have to be different and have it on the outside! Typical! This knee never complained before! Doc gave me a sleeve of material to support the knee which helped quite a bit. Sometimes wore it covering knee-cap and sometimes had the thing just below knee-cap. Still not completely happy. Tried some creams I have on hand but still little progress. THEN tried alternate treatments with Grape Seed Oil and then Castor Oil rubbed into the sore spots for a few minutes each time. "Ouch" ..no pain = no gain. Tried to do this a few times each day and have to say I am impressed. Only took two days to show a difference but then everyone on this Site knows I am a Spring Chicken!

Cheers, Michael

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Posted by Edenfantasys (Lithuania) on 08/05/2019

For tendonitis, perform physical therapy to include stretching (Achilles tendon and calf muscles), strengthening, and use of anti-inflammatory methods, including ice, ultrasound, or iontophoresis. Iontophoresis is a treatment that uses an electric current to deliver dexamethasone to the affected area to reduce inflammation.

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Posted by Eljer777 (Collegeville, Pennsylvania Usa) on 03/26/2012

About 3 yrs ago I sprained my left thumb I worked 365 days a year in my janitorial business and though it hurt I kept using my thumb thinking it would take a little longer to heal but so what. I don't know when the tendonitis set in but I remember I couldn't use the thumb. I did research and no one had a cure. I am no novice with vitamins and supplements as I was taking quite a few at the time.

I did some research and the following are what I attribute to curing the tendonitis. Oh, I ran into some financial problems and stopped taking them it took about 9 months(I guess) for it to come back. Rescue 1250 10 pills a day, GLC 2000 per instructions, hyaluronic acid 50mg 2x a day, MSM 6,000mg a day(start slow), MSM cream 3x or more a day, serrapeptast 80,000IU's, calcium/magnesium 3,000mg a day. ACV 1teaspoon with meals and Ultra Source of Life liquid per instructions. I was already taking some of this anyway I simply added a few and increased dosages. I think the GLC 2000 was the key but its just a guess. I don't know how long it took to go away I just noticed one day it was gone. My guess is 3-4 months. U can experiment after the pain is gone and cut back on a lot of this it is pricey. I cut back on everything by easily 1/2. Good luck!

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