Three Myths About Tendonitis


There are lots of things your doctor is probably mistaken about when it comes to tendonitis/tendonosis. See if you’ve been told any of the following:

Myth Number One: Tendonitis can be treated with aspirin, ibuprofin, etc.

Doctors often prescribe NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like aspirin or ibuprofin because they believe that tendonitis occurs as a result of inflammation. Unfortunately, recent research shows that this is not the case. Since the cause of the problem isn’t what the doctors think it is, it stands to reason that NSAIDs won’t do much to alleviate it. If you’ve taken aspirin, etc. for tendonitis in the past, it’s a good bet that you maybe got some temporary pain relief, but that it did nothing to help the underlying condition.

Myth Number Two: You have to rest and give the tendon time to heal.

While rest and cessation of the exercise or movement that caused the problem will certainly lead to less pain while you’re resting, this isn’t really a “cure” for your condition. If you don’t get the right kind of help, once you return to the activity you’re going to experience the pain all over again. Basically, this is another example of fallout from the misconception that tendonitis results from inflammation. With a real case of inflammation, time away from the activity will allow the body to heal itself, but with real tendonitis (a word that is starting to be looked at with distrust; a better term is tendonosis or tendinopathy) this doesn’t happen. Besides, if you’re a professional athlete or do something like data entry for a living, can you really afford to take a lot of time off?

Myth Number Three: Herbal supplements can cure tendonitis

This is a favorite among alternative medicine physicians. While it is true that some herbal supplements can lessen tendonitis pain – if you take a sufficient dosage – none of them actually provide a cure. Most of the recommended supplements, like Devil’s Claw or boswellia, function by inhibiting COX-2 production. COX-2 is an enzyme that is responsible for certain types of inflammation and pain. But here again, tendonitis is not an inflammatory condition. If you experience any relief from taking these supplements, it’s most likely from their effect on pain reduction itself, not the underlying tendonitis condition.

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Source by Alex Nordach

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