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Posted by Pam W on March 07, 2001 at 17:33:12:

I just was diagnosed with Tendonitis in both wrists and one thumb. They ruled out Arthritis with blood tests and x-rays. The 800mg Motrine did not help the pain, nor did the cortozone shots. My pain started during the 7th month of my pregnancy with water retention and swelling of my hands, the doctor injected a numbing agent into my tendon canals and the pain still did not go away. The alternative is surgery on both hands, is there anything else this could be, has anyone else had the onset due to pregnancy. I was told at the time I was pregnant that it would go away after my child was born, but here it is almost 3 months and I still have the pain...



Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Rich on March 07, 2001 at 20:53:57:

In Reply to: Tendonitis posted by Pam W on March 07, 2001 at 17:33:12:

Do't be fooled. It IS arthritis. Go to the archives to discover the cause of arthritis (LGS/chronic bracing) to be relieved of your condition. To speed up healing, prolotherpay is very sucessful. Go to www.prolotherapy.com for more info on this treatment. IF after you have researched, you still have questions, come back. Take care

Rich



Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Trish on March 08, 2001 at 09:29:59:

In Reply to: Tendonitis posted by Pam W on March 07, 2001 at 17:33:12:

Pam,

Hi, I can relate to your pain. I am 27 and have had inflammatory arthritis since I was 12...no fun. But also just recently I was told by an orthopedic that the severe pain I was feeling in my shoulders was tendonitis and rotator cuff tears caused by bone spurs. I had done a lot of wide range motions w/ my shoulders for 5 years at my previous job. I took predisone cortisone steriods (orally) for years (but only once or twice a year because it is dangerous for you to take). That is the only thing I took that would relieve the pain. I used to take a bottle of 165 tablets of Motrin in ONE WEEK...crazy....anyway I began to notice that precisely 10 days before my period would start, the pain would begin. My orthopedic explained that my hormones was causing the tendonitis to flare up each month. Which would make sense in your situation as well if your hormones are still not back to normal after your pregnancy. Of course once they do, you may have pain each month like I do. I have suffered like this for almost 5 years and can't bear it anymore. All the Motrin is making me sick to my stomach so I am scheduled for surgery next Friday...they will shave down my bone spurs to prevent further rubbing of my bursa sack and have a better look at everything else. They are also going to do a biospy while they are at it to rule out RA. Which my blood tests have always been normal for that but better to know for certain. Rich could be right and you do have arthritis..Which tendonitis leads to arthritis anyway. I had a friend who had severe tendonitis in both wrists and forearms and had numerous surgeries....but they did her no good. Her arms are probably worse now then they were before and she had to quit her job as a CAD/CAM operator. Her pain is so bad she can't even brush her teeth or hair w/out severe pain. I would suggest to you that if you are not already taking MSM, an intake of 3,000 mg a day will help take the edge off of some of your pain (at least it did for me). Find out what kind of exercises you can do to help build up your muscles and even try Rich's suggestion of prolotheraphy...It will help me too if my surgery does not provide me much relief...but I think it will. You could also see an orthopedic if you have not already and have MRI's done. These will show the doctor if you have arthritis or tendonitis for certain for these show up clearly on a MRI scan but not on regular x-rays....then you can decide what to do after that. Hope this lengthly post helps you some...lol..take care!



To Trish

Posted by Rich 1 on March 08, 2001 at 12:05:17:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Trish on March 08, 2001 at 09:29:59:

Hi Trish. I am praying for you that the surgery will take some pain away for you. Bone spurs can be a real pain in the butt!!! Your suggestions for Pam are good ones!!

See, Tendonitis is just an early stage of arthritis. It's early enough that little or no joint damage has been done yet but the soft tissues surrounding the joints have begun to show signs of "arthritis". Since it doesn't involve the joint (in their minds), they call in tendonitis, focusing only on the tendons and not looking for the cause of this.

Hope everthing goes well. Please let us all know how you are doing. Take care Trish and good luck!

Rich 1



Re: To Trish

Posted by Trish on March 08, 2001 at 12:55:07:

In Reply to: To Trish posted by Rich 1 on March 08, 2001 at 12:05:17:

Thanks Rich!! :o) and please know that all the advice and info you have given me in the past few months is VERY appreciated...truly..... I'm sure my surgery will go fine....right now I am healing from having all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted/cut out late last night....certainly had a rough time last night but am feeling better today...now I can focus on the next surgery..lol...I should be close to good as new in a couple of months....hopefully...*smile* again,thanks so much for everything...I will let you know how the shoulder surgery goes next Friday! Take care of yourself ok ;o)

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Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 09, 2001 at 09:06:10:

In Reply to: Tendonitis posted by Pam W on March 07, 2001 at 17:33:12:

Wow! Pam.

A new discovery (grin). Tendonitis will go away when your pregnancy is over!!?? That doc just wanted to get you out of his office.

Your arthritis will only show on xrays when it is far enough advanced that that primitive technology can see it.

Have you gone to the archives about tendonitis and the associated diagnoses?

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 2001 at 07:32:44:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Trish on March 08, 2001 at 09:29:59:

Hi, Trish.

None of the treatments you have mentioned here will be premanently effective since NONE of them address the basic mechanisms of this kind of problem.

As a matter of fact many of them produce temporary relief of symptoms while making the problem worse in the long run.

Walt



Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Trish on March 10, 2001 at 12:41:42:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 2001 at 07:32:44:

Well you know what WALT...I never said I was a doctor and since you haven't helped me in the least w/ any of my problems I will tell others what has helped me thus far FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!



Re: Tendonitis (Archive in philosophy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 12, 2001 at 08:39:01:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Trish on March 10, 2001 at 12:41:42:

Thanks, Trish.

No one can argue with personal experience. The only problem is determining what % of people will get the same results from the identical approach.

I have been trying to emphasize, on this BB, that people should listen to their bodymind's response to anything they try. I have an advantage since I have seen at least hundreds of people, with any one problem, and have a pretty good idea which approaches will help the largest % of people.

Besides I have made a hobby, and a career, of getting many hundreds of hours/year of postgraduate education about these alternatives for 20 years--learning from other physicians who were practicing and learning about these approaches at the same time. You have only one experience (yours) which though valid, might only be valid for you.

Sharing it IS valuable since there might be someone out there that ONLY your approach could help.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Pam W on March 30, 2001 at 17:14:50:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Rich on March 07, 2001 at 20:53:57:

I would like to thank Rich and Dr Stoll for their responses, and information I will be investigating further (I know it took me a while to respond, I forgot the site and just cleaned off my desk today and found it)

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Re: Tendonitis (Archive in philosophy.)

Posted by jerry on March 31, 2001 at 18:19:59:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis (Archive in philosophy.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 12, 2001 at 08:39:01:

I am suffering from elbow tendonitis, both arms. My son is a PT and has me doing exercises 3-4 times /day. I see a hand specialist who said an operation may improve my condition but not cure it. Also, I would be out of work 4-6 months and since I am on computers alot, the problem may come back. I also suffer from mild Crohn's disease which prohibits me from taking treatments which may help. I have tried glucosamine and Wobenzym. Neither did much. I have had several shots which have helped some. I see Walt or someone on the thread used Boswellia. I'm going to research this further. My father in law takes 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider with Mother per day and swears it cured his hand arthritis. I started this today. I'm becoming more and more restricted. I'm only 50 years old. Can someone help me?



Re: Tendonitis (Archive in philosophy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 02, 2001 at 09:37:11:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis (Archive in philosophy.) posted by jerry on March 31, 2001 at 18:19:59:

Hi, Jerry.

Since both Crohn's, chronic tendonitis and arthritis are mostly caused by the same mechanisms, you might devour the archives about them. Since LGS is the most common intermediary to the process you need to go to that archive as well.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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Re: Tendonitis

Posted by Jo on April 09, 2001 at 22:23:28:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 2001 at 07:32:44:

My doctors have digagnosed me with RA and Fibromyalgia.
But my blood work shows no RA. But I have pain and swelling in my wrists, fingers, shoulders, knees and feet. I think I have fibro with tendonitis. This pain just moves from place to place. What is your opinion?



Re: Tendonitis (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 11, 2001 at 08:49:34:

In Reply to: Re: Tendonitis posted by Jo on April 09, 2001 at 22:23:28:

Hi, Jo.

Since all of these kind of conditions have the same basic causes (the actual diagnosis is due to the genetic uniqueness [response] of the individual rather than the causes), AND we still do not have any way to change our genes, our only recourse is to deal with the causes and forget about the fancy tests.

One of the first things we were taught in medical school is: IF the results of any tests will not change the treatment in any way, why do the tests??? A good policy that has been pretty much ignored by the profession.

Just be glad if the process has not progressed to actually having RA even though it is STILL reversable at that point IF you deal with the causes.

You do not have several conditions. You have one basic process. See the archives, glossary and search engine and THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt

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