Inflamed tendons in the feet, knees, elbows, hands, usually are manifested by unpleasant pain, stiffness and sensitivity to touch in the area around the joints. Today the treatment of inflamed tendons is very successful with the help of natural herbs.
Tendons are strong and elastic bands of fibrous tissue that serve to connect the muscles to the bones. In order to make a move, first it is create muscle contraction through which the tendon acts on the bone, and then it comes to the stretch of the tendon fibers. Even though tendons are elastic and composed of elastin and collagen, which provide mechanical durability, physical stress and load can cause inflammation of the tendons.
Tendinitis can occur in any part of the body where the tendon connects the muscle to the bone, but it most commonly occurs at the shoulders, heels and the inner and outer side of the elbow.
The process of inflammation is separated into three phases:
– Acute inflammation – acute inflammation is characterized by severe pain that increases at a strong move or touch. A swelling may also occur, which can sometimes last up to several days.
– Subacute phase – a phase in which the body is trying to regenerate the damaged tendon creating collagen fibers.
– Chronic inflammation – it is manifested by weaker pain. Since there is not enough blood that comes to the damaged tissue, calcium deposits are forming in the joints which leads to creation of calcification.
Natural treatment for inflamed tendons
You should often consume tropical fruit salad, and made sure to regularly spice your food with turmeric. This will speed up the recovery process of the damaged tissue. Here are a few tips and recipes:
Cold coating for treating inflamed tendons
Place a few drops of oil of cloves, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender and camphor in cold water. Soak a cotton towel in the resulting mixture, drain it well and wrap it on the affected area. Let the coating act while cold. Then make a mixture using 10 drops of almond essential oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil. Use the resulting mixture for rubbing the sore spot.
Athletes usually suffer from inflamed tendons, but also people who exercise occasionally or intensively. Risk group of people are those who doing the same repetitive movements daily: workers working on a machine, working on a computer or people who rarely move. Here are some tips for such people:
Pineapple has a beneficial effect because it is rich in bromelain, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces swelling and pain and contributes to better mobility of the joints. Make sure to always consume fresh pineapple.
Add turmeric in your meals because this way you can reduce and even prevent inflammation and degenerative processes within cells and tendons.
Garlic inhibits the activity of enzymes responsible in inflammation of tendons and boosts the macrophage cells of the immune system that remove damaged tissue.