I have been diagnosed with tendonitis recently, most likely brought on by a car accident last year.
Its very widespread, and has resulted in sore calf and leg muscles, sore forearms and very sore, stiff fingers. There is also a "snap" in the shoulder tendons over the shoulder blades.
I understand that that sheaths around the tendons have thickened, i am assuming as a result of "body bracing", as i have read you describing.
What sort of healing process can i expect? Every day i wake up sore and am wondering about this condition as i dont hear very much about it.
Re: tendonitis from accident...how can i help this
Posted by Walt Stoll on January 29, 1999 at 13:36:09:
In Reply to: tendonitis from accident...how can i help this posted by Lynn on January 28, 1999 at 01:36:41:
You are right about why this has stuck with you. The accident was the "straw that broke the camel's back" but is not the "cause". The chronic bracing is the cause you have to address.
Doc Dave (on this BB) can help. You could convince yourself of the bracing by getting a deep, total-body, therapeutic massage 3 times a week for 2 weeks. Although you would feel much better after that, your symptoms would start coming back in a few weeks.
Rolfing would likely last a year or so. Feldenkrais (or Alexander Technique) might help longer if you kept it up.
In the end, nothing would be pemanent without your getting rid of the bracing and that will take the regular practice of effective skilled relaxation.
Remember, low intracellular magnesium and a relative deficiency of vitamin B6 can aggravate bracing of tendons a lot.
Let us know how you do.