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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.