Homeopathy treatment for Tendinitis
Inflammation of a tendon and, usually, of the tendon sheath.
The involved tendons are usually painful on motion or use. There may be swelling. The most annoying aspect of tendinitis is the need to rest the area and prevent further overuse.
In more severe or long-standing cases, there may be calcium deposits in the' tendon.
Is there any visible swelling?
Is the person holding the area in any particular position?
"I spent all day at the computer typing a paper, and my wrist is killing me." Arnica
"My elbow is fine unless I move it." Bryonia
"My Achilles tendon feels too short. I just can't seem to stretch it out." Causticum
"I'm fine once I move around and limber up." Rhus toxicodendron
"My brother's elbow feels sore and stiff whenever he plays tennis. Even loosening up doesn't seem to help." Ruta
How did the injury occur?
What are the symptoms?
Is there pain? If so, where? Is it localized or does it radiate?
Describe the pain.
What makes the pain and other symptoms better or worse?
What makes you most comfortable?
Are there any mental and emotional changes since the tendinitis began?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
The first medicine to give immediately after the injury is Arnica.
· If the tendon pain is made worse by any motion, always give Bryonia.
· If there is a feeling that the tendons are too short, the medicine is Causticum.
· If there is stiffness and restlessness, the two medicines to consider are Rhus toxicodendron and Ruta.
· Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 3QX) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; administer only in- frequently in this case.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Improvement should occur within twenty-four hours to one week. It is still necessary to rest the area.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
The most important advice in tendinitis is to rest the area. A specially designed elastic-and- Velcro bandage can be very helpful.
· Ice the injured area. Sports medicine doctors used to recommend icing for the first twenty- four to forty-eight hours, then applying heat, but now many suggest continuing to apply ice to the injury. Icing reduces swelling and inflammation.
· Vitamin C (500 nig four times a day) can help reduce inflammation.
· Bromelain (250 mg four times a day) at least one hour before or after meals can help relieve inflammation.
· Manganese can help relieve pain and promote healing. Dosage depends on the product.