I Keep Getting Tendonitis. What Activities and Supplements?

by Janice

I believe in a holistic approach because it seems that once I get over tendinitis in one area and start exercising again, I develop it somewhere else.

What activities (like yoga) have you found to be good as a preventative?

What about supplements?

I just started collagen II and also take chondroitin/glucosamine/msm and omega 3.

With all that I still have tendinitis in my ankle and my elbow currently.



Joshua Answers:

Hi Janice.

I agree, it looks like the best approach for you is something that deals with more than just wear and tear damage and inflammation.

From how you describe it, it sounds like you are falling apart....

In answer to your questions, I wouldn't focus so much on the right activities right now. Yoga is a good lengthener and strengthener. Walking is great. It depends on what you want and like to do.

But to be able withstand and benefit from -any- activity, one's body must be healthy and structurally sound.

It doesn't matter what activity you are doing if you don't eat enough protein, and don't have the right nutrition to keep bones, tendons, and other connective tissue strong.

If you keep getting tendonitis all over, that points to nutritional deficiency.

Those supplements you mention are fine. I am becoming a fan of Essential Bone Broth.

You make it yourself, it's cheap. And it explains why we as a culture have become so structurally weak.

There's no good reason to be getting so much tendonitis and pain. And, the U.S. is notorious for having weak, feeble people (health, vitality, and structural strength) ages 40+.

Other countries have strong, nimble 'old people' because their diet still supports them. The U.S. diet is failing us miserably.

I'm all for supplements, and I'm quickly becoming a believer that we can get what we need from the RIGHT foods.

Having said that, some supplements are just easier to take in pill form. Omega 3s, along with all their other benefits, are a great anti-inflammatory.


1. Bone broth, and lots of it.

2. Good probiotic yogurt and/or Kefir.

3. Raw milk (if you want to drink milk).

4. Increase your protein intake by A LOT.

5. Omega 3s, good fats like Coconut and Flax seed oil.

6. Vitamin D supplements and/or get out in the sunshine, a lot of sunshine with full exposure, no sunscreen, and no showering with soap afterwards (which washes off the oily layer of your skin where the pre-production of Vit D happens).

Keep asking questions, and keep me updated.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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