Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Do's and Don'ts

I thought I'd share some of the experiences I have acquired in tendinitis land this last year, especially the do's and don'ts. First of all; rest. I have discovered that when the inflammation is at a peak, rest is essential. Pain killers and anti inflammatory medication might help with the pain, but my mistake always seemed to be believing in the results too quickly, using  my arms, and always without fail getting worse again. I've heard said that the very definition of lunacy is repeating one's actions expecting a different result, and having repeated this cycle again and again this fact started sinking in, and I finally decided trying something called manual therapy, primarily because my neck and shoulders also started to get sore and painful. The manual therapist have done wonders for my neck, shoulders and back these 4 times I've been to see him. Next week he'll have a look at my arms, so fingers crossed.

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