How to Cure Tendonitis Without Surgery, Drugs or Cortisone Shots:
1- Stop Doing What Aggravates It
This is the first step to learn how to cure tendonitis and the most critical. Most doctors would give this same advice (not I’m not a medical doctor). But it holds true in this case. If you can pinpoint what exercise or movement really makes your tendonitis feel worse, then try and avoid such movements. If there’s a particular shoulder or bicep or tricep movement that really turns up the burn, then for a short time period, don’t do that exercise. One of the most important how to cure tendonitis steps is finding out what makes the pain worse and to immediately stop doing it. Working thur this type of pain is the best way to make it worse.
2 – Ice
No more than 20 minutes. My own experience has been that 10 minutes works well immediately on the area when it’s inflamed and sore. You can use ice multiple times a day but only for short durations as you feel necessary.
3- Heat creams
This can be combined with the ice treatments. Most of the times, I have found that using a heat cream like AST Biofreeze, Tiger Balm or any other type of cream works well in a pre-workout situation. Warming up the area feels good. This can be used during the day and multiple times.
Keep the movement of the area to a minimum. Tennis elbow gets aggravated the most when the area is under constant motion. By using some type of neoprene support, you can limit the motion of the area when it is not in use. My favorite for years has been the BandIT Therapeutic Forearm Band.
5- Ultra sound
To be used by a qualified individual of course but it seems to help break up any scar issue. Healing from the inside is possible. Short durations followed by deep tissue and the application of a heat cream seem best. How to cure tendonitis isn’t with ice and heat creams but breaking up scar tissue and allowing the are to heal.
6- Deep tissue massage
Again, short duration but deep rubbing on the affected area. Breaking up the scar issue and bringing enhanced circulation to the area is important.
Be Fit, Stay Strong!
Marc David – CPT
PS - If you have other tips that you can share on how to cure tendonitis, please feel free to share them in the comments below.