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  • Dr.Barry Triestman D.C.

Inflammation and musculoskeletal pain. Ouch my Tendons hurt

In the article Chronic inflammation is a feature of Achilles tendinopathy and rupture in the British Journal of sports medicine they talk about how inflammation is a key component of tendopathy( tendonopathy incompasses tendonitis and tendonosis) The inflamation causes the tendon to weaken. This same phenomenon has been documented to happen in our other tendons like in the elbow/forearm, shoulder, knee. So what should we do? In order of efficacy/safety/alternative health benefit.

  1. Adequate rest ( adequate being the key term. This is the art of a sports medicine practice getting this right and continually adjusting it)

  2. Adequate training

  3. Hydrate. The more water you drink the easier it is to get inflammation out

  4. Ice

  5. Mild cardio like walking or swimming

  6. Legs up the wall pose for leg injuries

  7. Eat foods high in omega 3 fats. Wild salmon(Fresh, frozen or canned), sardines, ground flax seed, walnuts, almonds,

  8. Reduce your intake of omega 6 fats like safflower oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, poppy seed oil, corn oil, oil, cottonseed oil, and soybean oil

  9. Decrease all grains especially wheat

  10. Eat a lower carbohydrate diet

  11. Eat more veggies and fruits

  12. Take a omega 3 supplement capsule or oil

  13. Remove food allergies sensitivities

  14. Test for allergies/sensitivities I like to order from Genova Diagnostics which also has good educational materials both articles and videos and Oxford Biomedical technologies

  15. Test for C-reactive protein, homocysteine, sedimentation rate and blood sugar levels on your regular blood test

  16. Have your red blood cell fats tested to see if your omega fast are out of balance

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