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Re: OT: anybody dealt with tendinitis?


These stories and suggestions are great, although probably not  
appropriate for certain people, depending on whatever personal  
But still, I am glad to see someone express this from personal  
experience. Something to definitely think about / consider. I have  
tried some of this before,
but to more limited degrees. However, I have to admit, that at  
certain times, I sensed some progress being made in healing, and I  
will likely focus a bit more on this "technique" in the future. (But,  
I would rather it be that I did NOT HAVE TO!  If ya know wha I  
mean..? :-) )

And, what kind of music do ye do, again? :-)


On Feb 3, 2008, at 10:11 PM, Bob Weigel wrote:

> Here's a little story that might shed some light on at least one  
> thing I've learned in treatment that defies what doctors all told  
> me years ago.  My reason for dissing anti-inflammatories and making  
> the band aid metaphor is that there is a reason inflammation is  
> occuring and to simply treat the symptom is generally never a good  
> thing in my observation.  I've been a fairly good athlete  a good  
> chunk of my life and have obviously dealt with a lot of injuries.   
> For example I used to twist ankles all the time...had  
> this...wonderfully helpful Center (who became a police officer and  
> got smacked by a car and has been in a coma for years... I pray  
> somehow he'll pull through some day) who would stick his foot under  
> me as I was trying to take someone to the hole..knowing I'm blind  
> on my left side and there was no way I could see the guy.  But  
> anyway I'd lay there screaming in pain and..finally figured out  
> that pampering it and icing it and trying to keep swelling down was  
> just making things worse....to where I was on crutches.
> I finally got really pissed off and developed an attitude of  
> delving INTO the pain (barring anything being actually broken bone  
> wise...) to find a solution.  It happened the next time and I just  
> said "this isn't working" and I jumped up enduring the pain and  
> began to run exerting what pressure I felt was good on the thing  
> and I just ran right out of the gym and went on a good long gradual  
> run, focusing on what was going on in the ankle.   Then later I  
> went out again after some nourishment and ran on it on uneven  
> pothole ground and...maybe this sounds like a kung-fu school...but  
> it worked!  I never sprained my ankle again after the next time I  
> think.  I remember doing this twice and...no more ankle sprains   
> EVEN amidst the injury, the best thing was to just skip the ice,  
> skip the ibuprofin or whatever that crap is...  and just get out  
> with my body and work it with full awareness of what was going on.   
> Perhaps this develops a keener awareness and ones MIND learns to be  
> involved in controlling various body functions that promote  
> healing?  I think the reason most people just fear the pain...and  
> sometimes the BEST thing to do is that which may hurt the worst for  
> a little while.
> Case in point 2.  A few years ago my 90+ mph throwing arm got badly  
> damaged by this guy in a jesting video wrestling match who gave me  
> a bloody nose because he's out of control.... and I tried to stop  
> the match noting that I was bleeding and he had to get a good  
> photofinish as I stopped resisting trusting that he wouldn't be an  
> egghead...but he was and he threw me down with his weight (220) and  
> my 185 landing on my right elbow and driving the rotator so hard  
> that any normal person would have gone to the hospital.
> But silly me...instead of incurring absurd expenses, I worked it  
> and worked it for a few minutes, did push ups with excruciating  
> pain right away...and kept working it what felt like would be good  
> and within a couple weeks could throw a football maybe...20 yards  
> again :-). But after a good chunk of a year was throwing more like  
> 50 yards again because I to the weights you normally pull in from  
> both sides..and just pulled one of the cables around and around  
> with 25 lbs on it and just worked the sore area and focused on it  
> so I wouldn't overstress anything.
> Most of these types of problems are like that.  You have to spend  
> some time doing physical therapy.  And the therapy is best if it's  
> fairly low stress, high repetition and you aren't on any screwy  
> drugs and chemicals that you put in your body besides the nutrition  
> that will allow the cells to actually rebuild the damaged stuff.
> I've had good success with this method with the broken wrist also  
> and a inverted finger in another case (hit a guy's knee going for a  
> steal.  Man..that looked ugly.  I reset it and kept playing and  
> actually got smoking hot right after that and put away a team that  
> was ahead 6 to 2..hehe..) , having abnormally fast healing.  So I  
> strongly recommend a regular physical therapy aimed at creating  
> good circulation in the area of the problem and a high rep/low  
> stress work out there that will promote repair with appropriate  
> nutrition as the baseline for recovery on these kinds of things.   
> It takes time but it's a steady road to progress.