Why is my finger tenosynovitis spreading & I now have another possible tendon issue?

by Louise

Why is my finger tenosynovitis spreading and I now have other possible tendon issue?

I was diagnosed with tenosynovitis in my right finger and it has spread to other fingers. I now have what appears to be a tendon problem beginning in my right forearm.

What is going on and how can I stop and/or reverse this?

Here are the details...

1. Start from the beginning and give me a description of HOW and WHEN this all started.

My right ring finger started to pull down in a position that is called "trigger finger". I can no longer extend it or bend it all the way in. I also developed a hard small inflamed pea sized lump on my palm about 1 1/2 inches below that finger. The middle joint became swollen and stayed that way with inflammation apparent on either side of the joint. Later, the last joint became swollen and is now inflamed on either side of the joint.

When I went to the doctor he said it was tenosynovitis. The finger is achy and the inflamed areas are very tender. I told him about the hard lump and he said it was a scar. I never had it before this. I also told him that my middle finger on my left hand felt like it was about to start the same thing, due to similar pain from it.

He ignored it. He put me on anti inflammatory cream to rub into the finger. The cream made my finger feel a bit numb after for a while, but it didn't help.

I went back after a few weeks and told him and showed him how the finger was more bent and swollen and I was sure the left finger would soon follow suit.

He ignored the other finger and put me on anti inflammatories, asked me if I had hit it...no, and ordered an xray.

The xray came up negative. Now my left middle finger is bending over like I thought it would. My right pinky finger is starting now. The joints on those fingers are now inflamed and swollen. I sometimes get tingling in my right palm. Besides the palm pain I already had, I now have palm pain below the pinky finger that is about to turn down. Because of how I hold my ipad everyday, sometimes for hours, I think it may have something to do with it. The affected fingers are the ones pressed against it.

I stopped doing that weeks ago. Today something else started. When I extend my right arm, the inside of my right forearm, makes this sharp snapping feeling that goes from the inside of my elbow down to just above my wrist.

I see my doctor again in 2 weeks. I don't feel like he is being very proactive since I started seeing him about this end of October last year and nothing has really been done so to speak.

2. How long has this been going on.

My first symptoms began around September/16

3. Does the pain come and go, or is it

It is pretty constant. My hands feel achier and stiffer in the mornings.

4. Is it joint pain like arthritis, or tendonitis pain, painful tight muscles, etc?

I have joint pain and pain where the affected finger tendons are.

5. Overall health?

I have fibromyalgia, for 30 years now.

6. Age.


7. Activity level. Exercise? Hobbies? Work activities (sitting, standing, lifting, etc?)

Somewhat sedentary now due to the fibromyalgia.

Before that I was a competitive bodybuilder. I wasn't one that
was afraid of exercise before fibro. I eventually had to quit work as an RN Supervisor after 25 years.

8. General description of diet.

I try to eat well. I have to admit I like my ice cream sometimes. I also drink Ensure plus calories to keep weight on.

9. History of car crash, major or minor injury, etc.

I had a bad trapezius injury when body building. Soon after that I started getting fibro symptoms. I quit when I became so fatigued all the time that I was falling asleep on the equipment.

I had a back injury during gymnastics as a teenager. I just remember the doctor saying that I would always have a bad back and I do have sciatica that comes and goes.

I had surgery for rectal cancer in 2007. Rectum and some colon removed and colon resected. No further signs of cancer.

I was run over by a large toboggan of kids when I was 12 which broke my nose pretty well. Needed seven surgeries over the years to reconstruct it. Tonsils and adenoids out when I was 34.

A fibro specialist had an MRI done of my neck and found that my cervical spine is out of alignment and is pressing against my spinal cord. He believes it happened either when I had the gymnastics injury, the toboggan injury or the body building injury.

I forgot to tell him about the jaw injury that I needed stitches for and had a concussion from while playing "red rover" as a child.

10. Ever taken Levaquin, Cipro, or any other antibiotic in the fluoroquinolne family?

I have been on Cipro several times for urinary tract infections.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Louise.

Thanks for all the details.

The summary of my answer is: You are short of necessary nutrition, and the body can't work correctly without that necessary nutrition, and you are and have been on a downwards spiral for a long time, and that's why it's getting worse.

The Pain Causing Dynamic describes that downward spiral.

That's the mechanism of all Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis.

Nutritional insufficiency is a primary aspect of that mechanism.

What causes nutritional insufficiency?

Anthletics/weight lifting, trauma (like getting run over by a toboggan, surgeries, etc) and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, etc.

Fibromyalgia is primarily a result of nutritional insufficiency.

Basically, from a young age, you were running on an empty oil tank, and were trying to run your engine at 100 miles per hour with not enough and diminishing amounts of oil.

The engine seizes up, eventually.

Your doctor(s), unfortunately, have no idea what to do about this. They don't even know to look for it (and if they do, they usually look with incorrect testing). It's just not in their education/skill set. That's why doctors think that fibromyalgia is incurable (anything they don't know how to fix is proclaimed 'there's no cure!').

The last tool in their toolbox is surgery....which ignores all the causes of the 'need' for surgery in the first place.

And, I'd be very wary of taking more Fluoroquinolones like Cipro or Levaquin.

See: Levaquin Tendonitis

See: Levaquin Side Effects

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Jan 08, 2017
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics (Cipro)
by: Karen

I would say to you...Cipro has caused 99% of your injuries...I was damaged by the antibiotic and ended up being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy...Read Black Box warnings!

My husband after being on Cipro was diagnosed with tendonitis in both upper arms and shoulders, and a torn rotator cuff and eye damage, bad hip and knee pain....

My mom took Cipro, suddenly couldn't walk due to so much leg and hip pain..then heart failure and then she died...S

ame exact thing happened to my sister-in-law, and she died also of the heart failure...

My died took it in the hospital due to a hospital acquired infection and his liver started failing....

My other sister-in-law took Cipro also for a UTI, and ended up with a torn miniscus..

A woman I worked with couldn't talk above a whisper, for 5 years and the doctors had no idea why...

I saw her for the first time at the end of that 5 years and she still could only whisper...

I asked if she had been on an antibiotic before all this started, and she said yes...Cipro...I told her that was her answer...

My neighbor mentioned how much pain she was experiencing in her arms and shoulders and the docs didn't know what was wrong...I asked her if she had been on an antibiotic before all this started and she said "Yes, interveinous Cipro due to an infection she got also in the hospital...another case of damage done by these antibiotic.

There are tens of thousands of people suffering these horrific side effects of these drugs. Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox and all their generics...

Also Macrobid is another horrible one.

We learned a protocol thru this site and just what these drugs due to your body...They deplete your body of magnesium at the cellular level and every muscle, joint, ligament and tendon depend on Magnesium to function..it is responsible for over 325 bio chemical reactions in the body..

There is a lot to learn, and we are now healed, thanks to this site and the Levaquin Tendonitis Solution..Please learn what happened to you and what you can do to get yourself healed...We also were both diagnosed with low thyroid, after being poisoned by these drugs.

All the Gulf War Vets, who came home with Gulf War Illness, that has been a mystery...they all had to take 500 mg of Cipro a day for 40 days, in case they came in contact with Anthrax..now it is believed that it was actually damage from the Cipro.

Go to YouTube and type in Cipro is Poison and see all the damaged, injured people that are suffering due to these drugs, sitting in wheel chairs, crying about their lives being over..ruptured achilles tendons..and Fibro, and major body pain issues, heart issues, psychotic episodes etc..And their doctor won't believe them that it was caused by these poisons...

It takes a little work to get healthy, but it's all in the Levaquin Tendonitis Solution that you can find on this site.

We are both fine now!!! Get the info from Josh or his wife, Kerry..I feel 100% that it is the Cipro that has caused your pain and injuries!

Also google Cipro is Poison and hear one guys story and what he has gone through..Thousands of people have died over the years from these drugs..9 of these drugs were banned years ago..now just recently the FDA has finally come out to warn doctors not to give out this drug anymore unless no other antibiotic works and that it should only be a LAST RESORT antibiotic..but they still give it out..

You need to tell you health care provider that you are allergic to these drugs!! That was a recommendation and I have done it at 4 or 5 times and so has my husband..

Epsom salt baths, organic foods and Grass Fed Meat, because it has not been pumped full of these antibiotics..stay away from processed foods...there's more to learn..please research...hope I helped!

Jan 09, 2017
OMG, I wish Ii knew abiut this earlier
by: Louise

To Karen and Tendonitis Expert.
Thank you for this info. I was also put on Macrobid quite a few times. I will have to research this further. I will look into the supplements you mentioned.

I take D3 since it always comes up low on my bloodwork, as do my neutrophils, which apparently is indicative of a low functioning immune system.

My bloodwork also revealed I am anemic. I have minor health problems I didn't mention like oral yeast infections for a couple of years now, chronic ulcerative blepharitis and chronic migraines for 30 years, periods of hair loss for the past five years, tender bleeding gums & increased number of cavities the past few years and vision problems for about ten years now.

Is this all related to these antibiotics?


Joshua Comments:

Low vit D is just a function of not getting enough vit D intake.

Anemia is a function of not enough iron intake/too much blood loss.

The rest, -could- be directly or indirectly related to Fluoroquinolone antibiotics....

FLuoroquinolones dig a hole your body has a hard time getting out of without specific help.

If you took FQs and then your body went downhill, I HIGHLY suggest that you get The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution (formerly The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution) and get working with it asap to get your body what it needs to be able to start working better/correctly.

Jan 09, 2017
Cipro side effects
by: Karen

The magnesium deficiency is what is causing your migraines, eye problems and probably everything else...and it is the antibiotics that have depleted your body of the magnesium at the cellular level...

My niece, who has recurring migraines frequently and was miserable and didn't know what to do...I told her to take the magnesium, I gave it to her, with the rest of the supplements and her migraines disappeared!!

She calls it her miracle and has now been calling me every time she is almost out to get a new supply, because I order 4 bottles of Jigsaw Magnesium at a time and it is an 8 month supply..

Then she started getting it for her mom, I said why? She said I told her about my miracle and I want her to start it. My friend had a bladder stone, that had come from her kidney...she was in so much pain until it passed and they told her she had many, many more that she would be passing in the future, I found out that magnesium is super important in the dissolving of kidney stones and I sent her some articles explaining that...

So I gave her a bottle and the rest of the supplements and she calls me every time she runs out and gets more..and now she calls me her drug dealer...

But after taking it for probably a year, she went back in for a check up and All her Stones were gone, except on tiny one..another miracle. And she just keeps taking it. I made a error on the last post...MY DAD...started having liver failure after being put on these drugs in the hospital, and then he also died..shortly after..He was supposed to be out bowling, golfing and doing all the things he liked to do, but the antibiotic killed him...

The friend that couldn't talk above a whisper, for 5 years..the tendons in her throat were damaged by Cipro, but after getting on the magnesium, a couple of months later, I ran into her at a store and she had most of her voice back..and she came back over to my house and got another supply. I believe she is completely healed. So get on the Magnesium, but learn the protocol from this site.

Josh gave you the new name of it. And please go to YouTube and listen to the sad stories of all the people who are still injured and no not what to do...just type Cipro is poison, when you go there..

When we first started taking the magnesium, we took 4 pills in the AM, and 4 pills in the PM...Now we take 2 in the AM and 2 in the PM along with the other supplements mentioned and way too many other supplements..but we are healed. I hope you learn what you need to do and DO IT!!! And get WELL!!

Remember..doctors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. and Prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S...so you'll live longer, if you stay away from doctors and drugs!! GOOD Luck and I hope to hear that you are healing!

And also remember a regular blood test won't show that you are depleted at the cellular level..you need some kind of cellular blood work done..we never did it..

Now get healed!

Jan 10, 2017
Thank you Karen
by: Louise

I have been taking Magnesium daily for a few years now, but not the kind you mentioned. I will certainly get on it.

Thank you again for all your time and help.

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