Tendonitis Remedies

| Modified on Jun 27, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by James (Pemberton, New Jersey) on 11/06/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Alcohol Wrap
Posted by Gelbrich (Israel ) on 06/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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
Posted by Ross (Houston, Tx) on 07/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Waikiki, Hawaii) on 10/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Tendonitis
Posted by Mel M (IL) on 06/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

DMSO for Tendonitis

I just started using DMSO gel on my shoulder and elbow, and I can't believe how fast it worked. You can't leave it on longer than 5 minutes, maybe 10 minutes at the most but it starts to get very itchy. You need to wash it off or I just wet a rag and wipe it off. It is just the nature of DMSO.

I used it for shingles pain, many years ago and luckily always keeps this around, just in case. It helps with arthritis pain as well. But I just didn't think it would help with tendon issues. But then I looked here on Earth clinic and tried it out. And I am stunned. Again. It is just a versatile cream.

Thank you Earth clinic and all the people who share on here. I've remedied so many health issues, I'm lucky I found this website years ago!

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Kathy (Las Vegas, NV) on 02/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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!

DMSO
Posted by Rm (Denver, Co) on 09/07/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kathy (Las Vegas, Nv) on 09/10/2010

Many years ago I had tendinitis in both arms and wrists and hands. A sports DR told me to take alfalfa. SO I researched it and began taking 25 a day for a month to saturate my body then scaled down to 8 a day. It worked great. Sometimes I have a little discomfort but not anything like before. I got my alfalfa tablets at walmart.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/09/2017

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.

Michael


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 08/19/2016

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.

Michael


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Dallas (Amesbury, Ma) on 01/06/2017 6 posts

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.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Jacob (Portland, Or) on 12/30/2014

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.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Dee (Ca - California) on 03/16/2017

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.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Sheila (Portland) on 08/18/2016

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nancy (Bradford, Pa) on 08/21/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patrick (Skagit County, Washington) on 09/05/2016

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.


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Dallas (Amesbury, Ma) on 04/02/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

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............

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Ray (South West) on 01/16/2018
0 out of 5 stars

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.


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 01/17/2018

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.


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Tony (Lexington, Ky) on 02/11/2018

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.


Eliminate All Aspartame
Posted by Mike (Chicago, Il) on 01/29/2012

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.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by George (Caldwell, Idaho) on 04/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Danamarie (Vista, Ca) on 10/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Supplements, Turmeric, MSM
Posted by Shawn (Cambridge, Minnesota, USA) on 01/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I woke up with tendonitis in my elbow. When I have had tendonitis, it normally has lasted 1-2 weeks minimum. With this treatment I came up with, it was almost gone in 24 hours (almost had full range of motion in arm with minimal pain), and completely gone in 36 hours.

In the first 24 hours, I took these items in the morning and evening: 3 T (instead of called for 2 T) of my daily multivitamin, 1000 mg Vitamin C with rose hips, Turmeric 400 mg/95% curcumin (that's how the label shows it). The Turmeric and Vitamin C are taken for their anti-inflammatory properties. The last ingredient, which I believe might be the most important is MSM lotion (contains 15% MSM). I applied this lotion on the area around every 2 hours. MSM is a good natural painkiller and also works well against different muscular problems and inflammation. I noticed a remarkable decrease in pain a couple hours after applying the MSM lotion the first time, and believe that is the main cause of the decrease. I was unable to do this treatment for the first 5 hours of the tendonitis because of work, otherwise it might have been gone in 24 hours.

Feel free to contact me. The email address is a remailer that will forward messages to my email address.

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Tony (Lexington, Ky) on 11/27/2017
1 out of 5 stars

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....

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Tony (Lexington Ky) on 02/11/2018

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

Sorry for the typo


Grapeseed Oil, Castor Oil
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 02/08/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 07/19/2016

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


Ruptured Tendon
Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 03/11/2012

Thanks Tim and thanks to everybody here! And you are right, a bit of compassion and warmth when you are not feeling well (and even when you are) makes you feel so good..... I don't know what to expect here in Switzerland but as a rule in this part they are not very warm, or maybe they are but they don't know how to show it! We have a last appointment with the surgeon tomorrow afternoon and I hope he will let me come home sooner. Even if I can't do anything I am better off in my own bed with my books and my TV programs in languages that I do speak! My three children where born in Holland many years ago and although I quite like Dutch people the nurses were far too cold and impersonal to the point of frightening me. I was very young, no family around.... But I think that the fact that I was a foreigner didn't impress them either!

Sad to hear that you had to suffer so much but nice you had someone to comfort you! Great that you have recovered and we have you to give us good advice, really appreciated! You know, now people are becoming more and more distant it really makes me happy when I meet people who are warm and friendly! A while ago I was already suffering with my arm and had a horrific cold but had to travel quite a distance on my own by train. As there was an accident the whole schedule was turned upside down and my German not being very good made things even more difficult but I met this wonderful retired Swiss couple and we traveled together from then on! I think that we have now a lasting friendship and they will surely visit us when we move to our new home! So you see..... Many people may not be nice but the nice ones really make a huge difference and I am sure you touched a lot of people's hearts! Bless you!


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 09/21/2011

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?


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Jc (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 10/18/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I HIGHLY ADVISE AGAINST TAKING CIPROFLOXIN!!

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! ~


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Sophie (Pdx, Oregon) on 11/24/2011

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.


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Melinda (Sitka, Alaska) on 04/20/2012
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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.


Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Kylie (Sydney, Australia) on 05/02/2014

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.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Tidbitmom (Provo, Ut) on 11/16/2012

A TENS machine is wonderful for curing tendonitis or bursitis. It works like acupuncture. With a doctor's prescription your insurance company will pay for one for you. Just take the prescription to a medical supply store. Apply the TENS pads to the sorest spots and let it run for 30 minutes twice a day. Within three days you will be cured.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Patti (Florida) on 03/08/2017

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


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Lul (New Jersey) on 05/03/2017

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!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maryanne (Okeechobee, Florida) on 07/13/2011

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!


Tendonitis
Posted by Judi m (Scottsdale ) on 06/25/2021

@Mel M,

What brand, and potency did you use? I'm desperate for relieve of inflammation


Tendonitis
Posted by GC (Georgia) on 06/27/2021

Hi Judi.

I use three different mixed ratios of DMSO and all from the same company.

I buy it at the health food store( a bit cheaper than online)

DMSO, LLC

Ghent, KY

No web site but a phone# 1-800-367-6935.

All three work for me.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Edenfantasys (Lithuania) on 08/05/2019
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 07/11/2016

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


Grapeseed Oil
Posted by Healingrocks (London, Uk) on 12/07/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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...


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Eljer777 (Collegeville, Pennsylvania Usa) on 03/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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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Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 03/09/2012

Tim, I am not particularly religious but God Bless You!

I am going into the hospital for my arm operation coming Wednesday as I didn't find any other alternative to cure my ruptured tendon. It will surely be a clinical Swiss clinic. I just wish I had someone like you around there.... Not speaking good German it will be a very lonely time. I can't imagine staying a week in that place....... Anyway, see you all when I am back and if I can't answer any of your questions for a while at least I will keep reading all your suggestions! God Bless You All!

Ruptured Tendon
Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 03/09/2012

Francisca - Wishing you well for your upcoming surgery.

I have a very similar problem in my upper left arm that I believe is tendonitis caused by repetitive movement vs. An actual tear. I am still in the 'wait and see' stage hoping that the tincture of time will help. But, since it has affected my range of motion in that arm, I suspect I will end up having it checked out if it's not better within the next month or so.

I found that taking 2,000 IU's of extra Vitamin D helped loosen things up a bit. I was taking 6,000 and bumped it up to 8,000. I'm leary of going higher than that, but can't help wondering if going higher would have helped even further.

In any event, I just wanted to send along my wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.


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Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 03/09/2012

Liz, I am sad to hear that you have the same problem I have. I have recently taken a 400.000 IU of Vit. D because in France you can take one dose which is good for a number of months (you can choose for three, four or six months). I didn't feel any difference. I have it in the upper left arm as well, better than the right as I am right handed. With me only half of the tendon is torn and it created a thickness on the top, the other half is stressed trying to cope. I couldn't go on like this because as I usually don't have pain I keep doing the wrong movements and then it hurts a lot. Two doctors warned me that I can overdo it any time and then it can really go so badly wrong that the operation will be far worse. One can get better with physiotherapy but it seems that you never really cured. I am afraid.... afraid of the operation, afraid of one week in the hospital, afraid of the six weeks with little movement and after that all the physiotherapy just now my husband is going to retire in May but I'm afraid that there is no other choice.

Thanks for caring and please keep me informed of how things go with you. I will try to do the same so you know how it is. Maybe it is better than we both think?


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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 03/10/2012 2084 posts

Francisca, it seems you have many EC members thoughts & prayers going for you.

At your response, I forgot to mention that my devotion as a Nurse Assistant was also rewarded when I was hospitalized w/ non-textbook acute Leukemia. I had major pain and deep tissue damage to feet leaving me completely bedridden for almost 1 yr. But I had one nurse that gave me special attention (especially my feet) and we became good friends.

My hope is that you get some of this "Compassionate Medicine" in your clinic.



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