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Old 10-20-2009   #1
 
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tendonitis

I have had tendonitis in my non dominant wrist two times now. It kills boating and makes riding hard, pole plants hard, etc. Had a cortizone shot yesterday that seems to have really helped. Anyone had problems with this and is there a miracle cure I'm missing. Have broken the wrist a few times, but the Dr. says the xrays show no arthritic changes yet. Any thoughts on herbal remedies? Anything work for any of you? Seems to onset with long paddle days, and once it is there is brutal to get rid of.

Thanks in advance!

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I'll throw out the obvious --- You are using a bent-shaft paddle, right?
If not, that's your answer.
I used to get tendonitis paddling. Switched to bent-shaft four years ago, and haven't had an issue since.
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good article in climbing about tendonitis:

Tech Tip - Training - TO SUPPLEMENT OR NOT TO SUPPLEMENT?

when my elbow's bothering me, i wear a wrist splint around the house/when i sleep, just a simple thing made with a sam splint and a couple bandanas, helps a fair bit to speed the recovery.
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I'll throw out the obvious --- You are using a bent-shaft paddle, right?
If not, that's your answer.
I used to get tendonitis paddling. Switched to bent-shaft four years ago, and haven't had an issue since.
Can you reply again because I've read your answer 10x and I still don't get it. Bent does cause tendonitous, or does not? Because you switched to a bent shaft you do not have issues?
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Can you reply again because I've read your answer 10x and I still don't get it. Bent does cause tendonitous, or does not? Because you switched to a bent shaft you do not have issues?
En el pasado, use un remo recto. Ahora, uso un remo doblado. Doblado es mejor. Ahora, no me duele el brazo.

Switching to a bent-shaft paddle cured my tendonitis.
Straight = bad. Bent = good.
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I've had tendonitus. Done the cortisone, physical therapy, and finally surgery. Go see your doctor. Dr. will probably give you a list of exercises to strengthen the muscles in the area and probably the surrounding muscles that support them. Very helpful! I used to use DMSO quite a while ago and it works great. Don't know if you can get it anymore, or if it is actually safe. The side affects (mouth odor) is a bummer. Surgery is the last resort but it worked for me. I also broke my wrist prior to problems.
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I've had tendonitus. Done the cortisone, physical therapy, and finally surgery. Go see your doctor. Dr. will probably give you a list of exercises to strengthen the muscles in the area and probably the surrounding muscles that support them. Very helpful! I used to use DMSO quite a while ago and it works great. Don't know if you can get it anymore, or if it is actually safe. The side affects (mouth odor) is a bummer. Surgery is the last resort but it worked for me. I also broke my wrist prior to problems.
My wife used DMSO for quite awhile. Dangerous stuff. It's a solvent. You can buy it, but I wouldn't recommend it... even for horses, its intended use.
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I've had some bouts of tendinitis in my hands and elbows. The first time, in the hands, I couldn't even hold onto my bike handlbars, let alone bike (it was my only mode of transport at the time, and primary summer recreation). Dr had me do HUGE doses of vitamin I (ibuprofen) and I think ice to see if it would calm down. I think it was like 1000 mg a couple of times a day, for a week, maybe even a week and a half. It calmed down, and never came back. If you haven't tried such an intense therapy to try to get inflammation to calm down, you might talk to your Dr about it.

Also, a good PT is a gem, if you don't have one you might keep looking until you find one that helps. Kind of like a chiro, if you have to keep going back, they're a QUACK!
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I have had tendonitis in my non dominant wrist two times now. It kills boating and makes riding hard, pole plants hard, etc. Had a cortizone shot yesterday that seems to have really helped. Anyone had problems with this and is there a miracle cure I'm missing. Have broken the wrist a few times, but the Dr. says the xrays show no arthritic changes yet. Any thoughts on herbal remedies? Anything work for any of you? Seems to onset with long paddle days, and once it is there is brutal to get rid of.

Thanks in advance!
Good luck. My next step is to try acupuncture. Anyone know if it will work.
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Dude It'd suck to be you good luck
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