Calcific Quadriceps Tendonitis in a soccer player

by Dean
(Croatia, Zagreb)

Hi!


I am from Croatia, so I am sorry if my English is not to good.

My doctor said I have calcific quadriceps tendonitis.

I am trying to heal this condition for last two months.

I read many articles on Internet and tried everything to heal it.

Massages, NSAIDs, increased magnesium intake, icing...
And then I started to play soccer and pain came back.

I am frustrated about that.

Please, give me some good advice what to do. And tell me, how long should I wait before returning to sport?



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Joshua Answers:

Hi Dean.

I'd be happy to help, and your English is just fine, no worries.

Some questions first.

1. How much magnesium, and of what kind, are you taking?

2. How exactly have you been icing? Did it help at all?

3. Describe the massages you have been getting.

4. Why does your doctor think it's 'calcific tendonitis' as opposed to regular Tendonitis?

5. What exactly happens now if you play sports? Please describe the symptoms.




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Jul 11, 2010
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Calcific tendonitis of the elbow
by: Anonymous

Ive been diagnosed with calcific tendonitis on my elbow - on the triceps. I work a lot with weights mainly for hypertrophy & I noticed pain with tricep extension exercises under heavy load.

My doc said it was calcification, after reviewing ultrasounds of my elbow tendon. The recommendation was basically to stop lifting heavy weights. After years working out, I am going to lose all my gains if I cant work with heavier loads - and this scares me (I've already lost 10kg in 2months).

I've recently started some eccentric exercise work, and take glucosamine tablets. I will start on magnesium & other supplements suggested on this site.

I really need help, I'm only 25 and cant imagine being kept out of the gym permanently. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Anonymous.

Magnesium, magnesium, magnesium. Muscle contraction, and tight muscles, pull Magnesium. It's safe to say you are Magnesium deficient/insufficient.

Tendonitis is one thing, Calcific Tendonitis is quite another. They share some of the same factors, of course, but a big part of the release of calcium is due to lack of magnesium.

Read my Magnesium for Tendonitis page, and follow the link at the bottom that goes to Kerri's Magnesium Dosage page.

Your doc's advice to stop lifting....I have nothing nice to say about that.

In short, any kind of self massage is great, ice dipping (as much of the elbow/arm in as possible), and MAGNESIUM! Do just under your tolerance level for a couple weeks and let me know what happens.



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Calcific patella tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis same day
by: Melanie

Hi Joshua. I have been diagnosed with calcific patellar tendonitis, and it is extremely debilitating and painful.

I basically got symptoms of the tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis on exactly the same day, after walking a fast-paced 6km stretch. I had been walking since April 2016 and built up a good steady pace from 11 mins per km to 9 mins/km.

I don't want to take the terrible drugs that rheumatologists prescribe, so I have been to an iridologist who determined that I have a leaky gut and that my body does not process and digest protein and fat properly.

So I see that tendonitis causes bad synthesis of protein..does that mean the same as not digesting and processing protein? Anyway, it sort of seems to make sense to me. I am now going to use prolotherapy (dextrose injections) on my knee to relieve the pain.

This is a very expensive treatment and has to be done once a month for as long as it takes to heal, about 6 months. I was wondering if I should take magnesium supplements ( yes, i know i should) but seeing as i have a build-up of calcium on the tendon, should I not stay away from extra calcium and not take a calmag supplement, but magnesium only?

Thank you for your time

Melanie

P.S. (I do have an x-ray, but not with me at the moment to upload)


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Joshua Comments:

"I basically got symptoms of the tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis on exactly the same day"

Well, that's interesting.

Both RA and tendonitis are dynamics. You don't just get them one day, and you absolutely don't just get them both one day.

They don't just show up. Symptoms may or may not, but the mechanism is a progressive, ongoing one.

Leaky gut and gut ecology issues are a big deal, and cause all sorts of problems (like rheumatoid arthritis), so if you have that going on then that makes a lot of sense for both tendonitis and RA.


"my body does not process and digest protein and fat properly. "

I would be very wary of that diagnosis. How was that determined? What does that actually mean?

Why have you gotten through life not processing or digesting protein or fat properly?


"I was wondering if I should take magnesium supplements ( yes, i know i should) but seeing as i have a build-up of calcium on the tendon, should I not stay away from extra calcium and not take a calmag supplement, but magnesium only?"

Yes, magnesium, absolutely.

Cal/mag, no. We get enough calcium from our diets, but don't utilize it because we're short of Vit D and Magnesium.




As far as prolotherapy, do you actually have injured knee tendons? What exactly is the prolotherapy supposed to heal? Does it need healing?

Why exactly do you think you have 'calcified' tendonitis?











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