Malnutrition and chronic tendinitis and bursitis life long in hips, shoulders elbows, knees now carpal tunnel, plantar faciitis.

by MSB

I am 54. Since I was a teen, I have had chronic tendinitis and or bursitis in my joints off and on.

As a teen, they called it Arthralgia, in my 20's it was bursitis of the shoulders and plantar fasciitis in my feet, tedonitis in my hips, where the affected leg has been found to be significantly shorter than the other one.

I have also been diagnosed with tendonitis in my right knee, probably the other end of the IlioTibial Band. I have also suffered more than once with "tennis elbow". I have had multiple flare ups throughout my life, and now I have developed carpal tunnel syndrome as well (recent).

I have had one ITB release on my left hip, and now my right hip is so bad that I can not sleep without taking way too many painkillers. I take 1000 mg of naproxen a day, plus other painkillers. I have tried acupuncture - waste of money.

I am waiting to see a surgeon regarding an ITB release on my right hip. In the mean time, I can not exercise - I can barely get through the day just with minimal walking, so I am gaining lots of weight, which I believe is exacerbating the problem. My right shoulder is starting to hurt as well.

I do not engage in a sport or activity that would cause this amount of injury, I do not have lupus, RA or anything else that would be an underlying cause, apparently.

I find this difficult to believe. I also have bipolar disorder type 2, and there have been some studies that have shown a possible correlation between chronic inflammation and the mood disorder, but nothing has been proven, nor has the mechanism of such a link been discovered.

Through many searches on the internet I have not found any one disorder that would underly my symptoms. I have been tested for diabetes as well - that is not it either. I do not exhibit any other symptoms of allergies of foods. The doctors (all of them, over a course of 40 yrs.) say there is no connection between the flare ups. The flare ups can last from weeks to months - very LONG months. The last time my shoulder became inflamed it lasted 8 months, and nothing worked to alleviate the pain.

I am searching for some kind of explanation as to why I continue the suffer from painful inflammation in my joints and to find an underlying issue that may be addressed.


Joshua Comments:


I'm pretty sure of my answer already, but let's get some more information.

1. Did anything particular happen in your youth that would have set you up for this?

Physical or emotional trauma?
Injury or illness
Were you given antibiotics as a child? If so, how much/how often/what kind?

2. Do you actually have Bipolar disorder type 2, or are doctors just reaching for a diagnosis because you've been chronically depressed etc?

3. (This is not a question). Personally I would not get another ITB release. That's craziness. Or medical barbarism, or something.

Why did they do an ITB release as opposed to any other kind of surgical intervention?

4. There is a correlation between inflammation and 'mental disorder'. It's not that inflammation causes mental disorder or vice versa, it's that certain factors and mechanisms that cause inflammation also can cause 'mental disorders'. Modern medicine doesn't look at things that way, so they haven't seen any connection (more medical barbarism).

5. Where in the world do you live?

6. What does a day in the life of your food/drink intake look like?

7. Male or Female?

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