Biceps Tendonitis in the Netherlands

by Ertan
(Netherlands)



Hi,

I have been suffering from tendon pain in both elbows for more then 4 months.

To be more precise the pain gets worse when lifting something and/or contracting my biceps.

The tendons are painful even if I press them with a finger.

I went to a doctor who diagnosed Biceps tendonitis and prescribed Naproxen 500 mg twice a day for a month. I have been using it now for a week and I can feel a little improvement.

Forgot to mention that I was ignoring the pain for at least 2 months before I went to a GP.

Blood tests seem to be ok.

I would appreciate any recommendation on treatment. Can I still go to gym and do moderate exercises?

Many thanks.
E.C. Netherlands



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Joshua Answers:


Hello Ertan.

Sure sounds like Biceps Tendonitis to me.

Lot of pain, lot of tightness, lot of the Process of Inflammation.

Hello Pain Causing Dynamic and Tendonitis!

1. What did you get a blood test for?

2. What self care are you doing for it other than Naproxin?

3. What activities have you been doing that got you into this?





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PART 2 - Biceps Tendonitis - Biceps Tendonitis in the Netherlands
by: Ertan

Dear Joshua,

Thanks for your answer and useful links.
Here are some answers on you questions.

1. What did you get a blood test for?

A: My GP wanted to check blood tests on Rheuma Factors, Gout, Sedimentation Rate and regular blood picture. All seems to be fine. To mention I am 34 years of age.

2. What self care are you doing for it other than Naproxin?

A: Occasionally I apply Voltaren Gel on the painful spots, beside that nothing really.

3. What activities have you been doing that got you into this?

A: This summer I was on 5 weeks vacation and was driving a lot. Made something like 8 - 10 000 km. Could be that, not sure.

Thanks.

Ertan


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Joshua Comments:

Wow, that's a lot of distance. Good road trip!

Well, first off I'd have you get a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with ice, or frozen water bottles, and water. Dip for 10-20 seconds as far up the arm as you can get, as many times in a day as you can, for a week.

Also, start self massaging the biceps, like squeezing a sponge. Do a pin and stretch, or just hit on it with your other fist, or rub circles on it, or squeeze it, or all of the above.

Do both of those a bunch for a week, and then give me an update.

Ultimately, you have to relax the muscles, open up the connective tissue, and get dial down the Process of Inflammation.




That will help

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