Guitar Tendonitis in both arms 4 months now desperate for any advice!
I am a guitar teacher and i play in different bands. I've been playing guitar for 14 years now and only had tendinitis once before 10 years ago and it left in 3 month.
This time at 29 i've been playing a lot especially on acoustic guitar for a gig that was every week, long practices. After one show my arm was so inflamed i couldn't move my fingers.
Doctor prescribed me anti-inflammatory Naproxen, and a few weeks later celebrex. It helped a bit and i started playing again but the problem came back. Then i continued with Advil and eventually stopped.
i am a vegetarian and 2 days ago i started taking this product Protein plus and taking supplements of vitamin c, d and e hoping it will help. I'm not sure of what my body is lacking but since i was compensating with my other arm it is now in both my arms.
I've seen an acupuncturist that says that normally two meridians are affected but in my case she says its all of them and said she couldn't do any treatment other then massage at the moment.
I stopped playing completely a month ago but even daily activity like typing washing the dishes hurt my wrist elbows and always the same spot in my upper back. Massage is a temporary relief.
Any suggestion would help.
Any stomach issues from the Celebrex (yet)?
Make sure to add Magnesium for Tendonitis
into that mix. And with the Vit D, get tested and make sure your level is between 50-80.
So...it's possible that your body has successfully been fighting off Symptoms of Tendonitis
for years and all of
a sudden it lost and you have a sudden cascade of pain and such.
That's not particularly surprising. It happens.
But I'm curious -why- all of a sudden your body lost. Plus -boom- it's on the other side, etc.
So I think you're right wondering what's missing nutritionally.
Vegetarians have a tendency to get deficient in a few things, like B6. Plus, the Process of Inflammation
can/does cause vitamin B6 deficiency.
see: Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency
So if you're already short on various nutrients including B6 for dietary reasons, and then build up more deficiency from chronic irritation from playing and Inflammation.....
So of course I suggest my Reversing Guitar Tendonitis ebook
because it has a more complete answer to your questions.
But I have more questions:
1. How is your digestion?
2. How are your energy levels?
3. Overall health? Any health problems?
4. Any history of car injury, falling off a horse, broken bones, etc?
5. ANY other tendonitis like symptoms over the past decade?----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com