Battling tendonitis for 9 years at age 21

by valen
(seattle , WA)

This is my second time writing in. I never saw the response to my first message.

I'm 21, female, petite, diagnosed with RSD at age 12, have been burdened with psychological problems most of my life, and have been battling tendonitis for the past two years.

I first had shin splints, then plantar fasciitis, tricep tendonitis, bicep tendonitis, and now elbow tendonitis.

I love to exercise, and lift weights. I know about correct form, warm up and cool down. I ice problem areas daily. I eat a highly nutritious diet. I stretch. I rub a cream on problem areas with MSM, Boricin, Stable Silver,d-Limonene, DMSO, and deionized water.

Despite all these things I continue to get injuries.

I was born 3 months premature, and was a vegetarian from birth to age 20. I introduce salmon into my diet this year to help with protein intake for building muscle.

Please help me, I would like to stop this! Thank you


Joshua Answers:

Hello Valen.

Probably you didn't see a response to your earlier question posting because you didn't leave your email and check the notification box. That's the major reason why I delete submissions (I'm not going to reply if you're not going to see it...)

Right off the bat I'm going to say you don't have RSD (I'm assuming you mean Repetitive Strain Disorder) (And it should be criminal that you were diagnosed with that at age 12, including they stopped investigating why a 12 year old would have such pain issues).

And I'm going to challenge your belief that you eat a highly nutritious diet. Maybe you do, but from what you've said, I doubt it. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

Whatever we want to call it, clearly your body isn't getting what it needs. For the record, this conversation is free of judgement, it's all about 'does your body work like it's supposed to, or does it not'. That's my focus, and I don't particularly care how you get it working optimally as long as it get to working optimally.

Unfortunately, while vegetarian parents think they're doing the right thing, vegetarian parents unwittingly deprive their children of necessary nutrients.

Having said that, we'll keep this specific to you. You were born 3 months premature for a reason. It's safe to say it's because you're mother didn't have all the nutrition she needed for her body to function optimally.

Your physical and psychological issues are far too common in vegetarian children.

One -can- get everything one needs from a vegetarian diet, but it's REALLY hard to do that, and one has to be REALLY dedicated, and have access to a range of food and products.

Historically there has never been a vegetarian culture on this planet, for good reason.

And there's a lot of vegetarian 'junk food', meaning nutritionless.

And there's a lot of greens that contain anti-nutrients if uncooked, etc.

From your Tendonitis symptoms, it's -clear- that you are historically protein and good fats deficient. Your tissue can't be strong if it doesn't have the necessary building blocks.

Pain also comes from nutritional deficiency. Again, necessary building blocks of optimal function.

If your psychological issues consist of something like anxiety, claustrophobia, nervousness, etc, that points to Magnesium deficiency.

B12 deficiency is also a big player in mental issues, as it's related to nerve function.

Vitamin D is also incredibly important (for muscle pain and nerve function), but you don't get enough from food sources to matter. You either get that from enough sunshine, or supplementation (which also requires enough magnesium).

The good news is that most any problem is reversible. The bad news is that nutritional deficiency in the womb and the early years can have life long effects.

The game becomes, how much can you bolster your body such that your body can become strong and optimal(on a variety of levels) like it should be?

More questions, more answers.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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