A Natural Tendinitis Treatment

Tendinitis could be caused by an injury or from overloading tendons when they're inflexible. Learn about natural tendinitis treatment in this article.
A Natural Tendinitis Treatment

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Are you looking for a natural tendinitis treatment?

A lot of people suffer from tendinitis in different areas of their body, such as the elbow, the heel, the shoulder, or the wrist, among other areas. However, a lot of these people just identify a pain and don’t know its cause or treatment.

Tendinitis could be caused by an injury, which is what frequently happens to athletes, or from overloading the tendons when they are inflexible.

In this article, we’ll provide a few remedies for natural tendinitis treatment.

How do I know if I have tendinitis?

The main symptom of tendinitis is pain, which is located throughout the tendon, generally close to a joint. This pain can appear and disappear, and usually gets worse with exercise.

If you have localized tendon pain that comes back every day, you should see a doctor.  They will examine it and do relevant tests.

Because treatment is generally based on regular consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs. Since this condition does not improve easily in many cases, we will present a few natural remedies  for tendinitis treatment that have   anti-inflammatory effects, without side effects.

Natural Remedies for Tendinitis Treatment

Appropriate Diet

There are a few nutrients that are indispensable for natural tendinitis treatment. You can consume them in foods and/or as natural supplements.

  • Vitamin C: Eat foods rich in vitamin C (citrus fruits, kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, papaya…) or take it as a supplement. You could also get used to squeezing a squirt of lemon juice on your food, or as a dressing on your salad.
  • Magnesium helps create collagen, which is fundamental for the skeleton, the tendons, and cartilage.  It is consumed via foods (cacao, leafy greens, banana, dried fruit, and seeds) or as a supplement as magnesium citrate or magnesium or magnesium chloride (it is best to avoid this last one if you suffer from heartburn).
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals. They are found in leafy green vegetables (broccoli, spinach), seeds, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and egg yolk.
  • Bioflavonoids: Bioflavonoids or vitamin P, act as antioxidants because they help vitamin C to keep collagen levels balanced. It’s found in citrus fruits, but mostly in their skin. That’s why we recommend using organic lemon and orange peels to add to salads, cakes, or smoothies. They’re also found in grapes, cherries, apricot, rose hips, papaya, peppers, and buckwheat.

Homemade Poultices for Tendinitis Treatment

In addition, Yyou can make homemade poultices with medicinal herbs to alleviate tendinitis symptoms. Use the following plants:

  • Comfrey (Symphitum Officinale): This medicinal plant’s name refers to its abilities to heal wounds. It has important beneficial effects on all types of contusions and fractures because it’s greatly regenerative for tissues. However, you should always apply it externally, as internal use could be toxic.
  • Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) has important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic effects. You can also eat it with foods.
  • Arnica (Arnica Montana) is one of the most popular natural anti-inflammatories.

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Overall, Arnica stands out among these plants. It’s popular among athletes, and people who suffer from inflammatory problems. Plus, many use it in natural and homeopathic medicine for its anti-inflammatory strength. You can find it in creams, tinctures, homeophathy, etc.

How do you use them?

  1. Preferably, you should get these plants fresh.
  2. Crush them in a mortar and pestle, and apply them directly to the area you would like to treat, covering them with a bandage.
  3. Do not wrap too tight.
  4. If you get them dry, cook them with a very small amount of water, and them apply to the skin in the same way. Cover with a cloth so it doesn’t run.
  5. If you decide to use homeopathy, use Arnica Montana 30 CH, and place 3 balls under your tongue, three times a day. Separate them from meals, drinks, and strong flavors or mints (gum, toothpaste, etc.)

Clay Poultices for Tendinitis Treatment

Clay poultices are a very useful ancient remedy for alleviating pains caused by inflammation.

You can use green or red clay, and mix it with warm water until it turns into a uniform paste. Instead of water, you could also make an infusion with any of previous medicinal plants.

  • Apply the poultice for 20 minutes.
  • Then, wash well with warm water.

You should use these clay poultices once or twice a week.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.