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Inflamed tendons in the feet, knees, elbows, hands, or shoulder, most often manifest as unpleasant pain, stiffness, and tenderness to the touch in the area around the joints.
Today, the treatment of inflammation of the tendons is very effective with the help of natural herbs.
Symptoms of inflamed tendons
Tendons (purists forgive me) are strong, elastic bands of fibrous tissue that serve to connect muscles to bones. To be able to perform a movement, it is first necessary to create a muscle contraction through which the tendon acts on the bone, then comes the stretching of the tendon fibers. Even though tendons are elastic and made up of elastin and collagen, which provide them with mechanical durability, physical stress and load can cause tendon inflammation.
Tendonitis can occur in any part of the body where the tendon connects muscle to bone, but most commonly occurs in the shoulders, heels, and the inner and outer side of the elbow.
The inflammation process is separated into three phases:
- Acute inflammation – Acute inflammation is characterized by severe pain that increases with movement or when touched. Swelling can also occur, which can sometimes last up to several days.
- Subacute phase – a phase in which the body tries to regenerate the damaged tendon creating collagen fibers.
- Chronic inflammation – it manifests as a lower pain. Since there is not enough blood coming from the damaged tissue, calcium deposits form in the joints which leads to the creation of calcification.
Natural treatment for inflamed tendons
You should eat tropical fruit salad often, and make sure to spice up your food regularly with turmeric. This will speed up the process of recovering the damaged tissue. Here are some tips and recipes for treating inflamed tendons :
Relieve inflammation of the tendons with cold bandages
- Place a few drops of clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, and camphor oil in cold water.
- Soak a cotton towel in the mixture, drain it well and wrap it over the affected area.
- Leave to act for a few minutes.
- Then make a mixture using 10 drops of almond essential oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil.
- Rub the sensitive area with this mixture.
Athletes usually suffer from inflamed tendons, but so do people who experience sport occasionally or intensively. People at risk are those who do the same repetitive movements every day: working on a machine, working on a computer, or people who rarely move around. Here are some tips for these people:
Pineapple has a beneficial effect, because it is rich in bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces swelling and pain and contributes to better mobility of the joints. Make sure you always eat fresh pineapples.
Add turmeric in your meals, this way you can reduce and even prevent inflammation and degenerative processes in cells and tendons.
Garlic inhibits the activity of enzymes responsible for inflamed tendons and stimulates the macrophage cells of the immune system which shed damaged tissue.