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Old 02-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
Michael Lynn
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Preventing tendinitis?

It seems that my tendinitis is gone, however as I know from my personal history, it likes to return.

What can I do to help prevent my tendinitis from resurfacing?

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: Preventing tendinitis?

Not to overdo things. Stop when something hurts. Massage a lot. Some supplements help like glucosamine & chondroitin, fish oil, etc.

Higher rep work tends to do well to condition the joints EXCEPT in excess which CF is for some people. Ramp yourself slowly back into work and always be wary.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: Preventing tendinitis?

Steven,
Do you recommend any fish oil brands?
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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Re: Preventing tendinitis?

Hi Theresa,

I use Carlson's (WFS). I don't recommend capsules - fish oil will go rancid pretty quickly and you won't know it if it's not in liquid form. I like the lemon flavored.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:52 AM   #5
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Re: Preventing tendinitis?

In my experience:
1. Try to listen to your body - a doctor showed me how you change the way you hold your hands before you get tendonitis.

2. Find out which of the exercises are more stressful for your hands/wrists etc. and avoid them or at least dont do them too often (in my case, e.g. I cannot not train the handstand as much as I would like to).

3. Increase weights slowly and improve your skills. Forget about your ego - once a friend asked me after some weeks of not training at all to do a bench press with a certain amount of kgs and I immediately got tendonitis.

4. For some exercises, dont go for your potentially possible max.

5. If you do a lot of sports, dont stress your hands/wrists too much with other activities, e.g. playing the guitar, typing a lot on a laptop etc.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:15 AM   #6
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Look into removing nightshades from your diet. I used to get tendinitis quite often (CrossFit + BJJ = lots of grip work = tendinitis), made the change, haven't had it since.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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Look into removing nightshades from your diet. I used to get tendinitis quite often (CrossFit + BJJ = lots of grip work = tendinitis), made the change, haven't had it since.
What could be the link between nightshades and tendinitis? Anyway, I hardly ever eat nightshades so this tip doesnt help me a lot, unfortunately.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:15 AM   #8
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Re: Preventing tendinitis?

They can cause inflammation in some individuals who are sensitive to them. Personally I found that scaling back my training helps most, and also if a certain exercise causes you pain, don't push on regardless.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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The single two best things for me, both mentioned above, are fish oil and cutting out nightshades. I used to have constant tendonosis and tendonitis (two different conditions) of some form, somewhere in my legs at any given time, and since taking 2400 EPA+DHA a day and cutting out nightshades except for sparing occasions, I haven't felt a thing.
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