Tendonitis Remedies

Ruptured Tendon
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.

Ruptured Tendon
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?

Ruptured Tendon
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 03/10/2012 2080 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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Tim (Greer, Sc / Usa) on 03/09/2012

-BCAA (branch chain amino acids, use as directed) -muscle milk (protein drink, use as directed) I mixed BCAA into the protein drink.

-work out (exercise w/ dumbells, etc. ) 5 times a week

-stretch the tendon many times in the day, massaging the tendon (bring it to the surface) -after work out, ice tendon for 15 minutes, no more than that.

-Take Glucosamine Chondroitin W/ Msm triple strength 2 times a day

-the Glucosomin, stretching, exercise, and ice do it, don't leave anything out. After two weeks, take a day or two off doing absolutly nothing with that tendon.. then start back... You should feel it healing in about 5 days.. will be able to tell a huge difference in about 3 weeks.

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Wishingyouwell (Gentle Earth, Ks) on 04/02/2011

I believe cipro contains fluoride.

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Skycandy (Mi, Fl) on 09/21/2011

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!!

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Omg (Columbia, Mo) on 10/31/2011
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Michela (Missouri) on 04/18/2014

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.

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Jmrosseau (San Antonio) on 06/15/2016

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.

Cipro Side Effect
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 11/19/2016

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.

Eliminate All Aspartame
Posted by Jennifer (Mayerthorpe, Ab Canada) on 12/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Guest Mother (Toronto, Ontario,canada) on 09/09/2010
1 out of 5 stars


My dad has been suffering from sever pain in the shoulder for the last 2 months. We went to the doctor, she says it looks like tendonitis and will take 3 months at least. She gave some anti-inflamatory tablets and ointment, which did help a bit but even now he cannot lift his arm. Movement of the arm is very restricted. It is swollen a bit and feels very warm at night and also he gets severe cramps at night. He has been taking MSM and Vitamin C tablets for the last one week but we are yet to see any dramatic difference in his condition. AS it is his right hand, so day to day activties are really painful for him. Please advise what we should do. If Ted can suggest something that will be terrific. He is also taking 1-2 table spoons of ACV in 8 glasses of water and sips through out the day..

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Ralph C. (Virginia) on 07/04/2017

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.

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Elizabeth (NV) on 02/02/2022

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.

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Pat Z (Belgium) on 01/07/2022

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.

Supplements, Turmeric, MSM
Posted by Irene (Mount Vernon, WA) on 02/27/2009

Hi, I read your remedy for tendinitis, but what is that MSM you mention?

EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/MSM.html

Supplements, Turmeric, MSM
Posted by Dharmendra Mathur ( Jaipur) on 04/25/2015

I want to know what is MSM Lotion and how to get it.

EC: Hello,

A good health food store in your area might have it. Otherwise, you can searching Amazon (India). We used the key words "MSM Gel" and got these listings on www.amazon.in.
Key words "MSM Lotion" did not turn up the product you are searching for.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rohit (Canada) on 12/29/2016

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?

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