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.
List of Remedies for Tendonitis