Inflamed tendons in the hands, elbows, knees and feet are mainly manifested by unpleasant pain, stiffness and sensitivity of touch in the area around joints. Today tendinitis is treated quite successfully with the help of natural herbs.
The tendons are bands of fibrous tissue, extremely strong and resilient serving to connect muscle to bone. To make a move, first a contraction is made that acts through the tendon on the bone, and then it comes to strengthening of the tendon fibers. Although it is composed of elastane and collagen that provide their mechanical durability, physical exertion and high load can lead to inflammation of the tendons.
Tendinitis can occur in any part of the body where the tendon connects the muscle to the bone, but most commonly it occurs at the shoulders, foot, the inner and outer side of the elbow (tennis elbow).
Inflammatory process is divided into three phases.
The symptoms of acute inflammation are pain, which is strongly increased by movement or touch, swelling occurs, and all together can last several days.
After that the sub-acute phase occurs when the body is trying to regenerate the damages tendon creating collagen fibers.
If that fails, the inflamed tendon becomes chronic and manifests itself with weaker pain. However, because there is not enough blood supply to the damaged tissue, calcium is deposited in the joints and calcifications are created.
Natural treatment of the inflamed tendons
Frequent consumption of salad and delicious tropical fruits by regularly adding the golden spice turmeric in your favorite dishes will speed up the recovery of the tissue and reduce the discomfort caused by the inflamed tendons in the shoulder, elbows, feet and hands. Here are some great tips and recipes:
Pour a few drops of clove oil, camphor, eucalyptus, rosemary or lavender in cold water. Soak a cotton cloth, drain it well and wrap it around the affected area. Leave until the coating is cold. Then make a mixture of 10 drops of essential oil of mint and almond oil and if necessary, rub it on the sore spot.