How to cure tendonitis?
What is tendinitis?
Before explaining what tendinitis is, we must first talk about the tendons. Tendons are like "ropes" made of collagen fibers that bind muscles to bones - for example, the quadriceps muscle in femur, in the thigh region.
Tendonitis, kezako? Tendinitis (also known as tendinopathy) is inflammation of the tendon. If it can have many origins (a disease: scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, drug treatment: anabolic steroids ...) in most cases, tendinitis has a mechanical cause.
" A bad posture prolonged (for example: the waiter who holds his plate in the air all the day, the person who works for hours in front of the computer without putting his elbow on his desk, the painter who keeps the arm in the air constantly ...), micro-traumatisms (for example: the tennis player who constantly inflicts vibrations on his elbow) or the repetition of the same gesture (for example: the cashier who passes articles all the time day) may result in tendinitis "says Adrien Ezine, osteopath.
To know : the most common tendinitis are shoulder (golf elbow), Achilles tendon, knee (especially for cyclists), elbow (tennis elbow), tennis wrist and hip.
How to cure tendonitis?
Warning : " if the pain is severe (prevents you from moving and / or wakes you up at night and / or prevents you from sleeping), make an appointment with your doctor who may prescribe medications anti-inflammatory "the osteopath advises.
" Put an ice pack on the sore area for about 15 minutes each day to ease the pain Adrien Ezine advises: Quick tips: frozen pea pouches fit well with body shapes for maximum relief!
Make a massage oil by mixing 1 drop of Sweet Galeria essential oil (Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall) in 4 drops of vegetable oil (sweet almond oil, for example). Then massage the painful area very gently every day until improvement.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic, the essential oil of sweet-scented wintergreen is particularly indicated in case of tendinitis. However, it is prohibited for pregnant women and children, as well as for people with eczema, asthma or ulcers.
source: The company of the senses
- A poultice with cold clay willow
Prepare a decoction of willow by pouring 1 tbsp. to s. dried bark in a cup of cold water. Bring to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes, filter and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
Pour in a large bowl 6 to 10 tbsp. to s. of green clay powder. Add the cold decoction without stirring with a wooden spoon. Stop as soon as the dough is neither too liquid nor too sticky. Spread this paste on the painful joint and cover with gauze. Leave on for at least 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat twice a day.
The cold attenuates the pain of tendinitis; the clay has a soothing, relaxing, remineralizing and alkalizing action; the willow is analgesic - this is a complete care of great efficiency!
One last tip? " In case of tendonitis, you need rest and good hydration. On the other hand, if tendonitis returns regularly, it may be interesting to consult a physiotherapist and / or osteopath for a complete check-up. "
thanks to Adrien Ezine, osteopath in Bry-sur-Marne.
To read : The guide to natural painkillers, Dr. Yann Rougier and Marie Borrel, ed. Leduc.S
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