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Herbal Remedies for Tendonitis, Natural Treatment, Ayurvedic Medicines

Tendonitis is a quite common and its occurrence rate increases with the age. The contraction in skeletal muscle results in any physical movement. The structure that passes on the force of these musclular contractions to the bone is called a tendon. A tendon is a strong and flexible band of fibrous tissue, which connects muscles to the bone. Tendonitis or tendinitis literally means an inflammation of the tendon.

Usually tendonitis occurs when a tendon is exhausted by repetitive actions like gripping a hammer, swinging a tennis racket. Wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, heels and hips are most often affected by tendonitis. Stressed actions leads to small tears in tendon, which repairs on its own. Increased pain and tearing of tendon are result of continued pressurized movement of injured tendon. Some types are more prevalent in men such as golfer's elbow where as trigger finger are seen more in females and diabetic patients. Sports persons are at a risk of tendonitis.

Risk of Tendonitis also increases with

  • Exhaustive physical activity
  • Unnecessary stress on the tendon
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Increased age (40 and above)
  • Injuries

Symptoms of Tendonitis

The most common symptom of tendonitis is pain. Depending on its acuteness, Pain can be radiating, sharp, sometimes dull and with burning sensation. Additional symptoms includes:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness

Tendonitis can be classified depending on the area affected by it. Type includes

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Adductor tendonitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist tendonitis

Know the specific affected area of tendonitis according to its namees tend

  • Achillonitis
  • affecting walking, jumping, jogging and even standing on the toes Adductor tendonitis
  • affects inner thigh, hip, and groin area Biceps tendonitis
  • affects arm and shoulder Golfer's elbow
  • affects elbow, forearm and wrist Patellar tendonitis
  • affects knee movements Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • affects foot movement Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • affects shoulder movements Tennis elbow
  • affects movements of elbow, forearm and wrist Trigger finger
  • affects finger movements Wrist tendonitis
  • affects wrist movement and grasping

Diagnosis of Tendonitis

  • History
  • X-rays (To rule out any fracture)
  • MRI scan
  • Blood tests for RA factor, Diabetes
  • Evaluation of range of tendon
  • Some specific movement test for tendons

Complication of tendonitis

If left untreated, tendonitis can lead to

  • Hindered daily activity
  • Weakening of the tendon
  • Rupture of the tendon
  • Permanent damage

Herbal Remedies for Tendonitis

Planet Ayurveda prepared a unique combination of herbal remedies to subside swelling, stiffness, pain, tenderness due to tendonitis. These herbal remedies effectively reduce pain and along with it repairs the tissue and gives strength to the joint. Stops degenerative changes.

1. Joint Aid Plus

These capsules are specially formulated by Planet Ayurveda to improve joint health. Joint aid capsule of planet Ayurveda have many herbs useful for connective tissue of joints. These capsules are an alternative herbal pain killer, effective equivalent to NSAIDS. The herbs like ashwagandha, boswellia, vitex nigundo, Guggul (commiphora) and dried ginger helps the joints to regain the lost power and stamina. These herbs act synergistically to control acute and chronic inflammations. Ashwagandha and boswellia retards the degeneration of the tissues where as Guggul, boswellia and vitex reduces inflammation and swelling. The combination of sonth and ashwagandha pacifies kapha, depletes any accumulation of fluid and helps in proper greasing of joints by maintaining the synovial fluid. Leaves of Vitex nigundo are anti inflammatory, antipyretic, smooth muscle relaxant and anti arthritic in action. This unique combination of anti inflammatory and adaptogenic herbs responds very effectively to various ailments related to joints and connective tissue. Joint aid plus capsules are an effective herbal supplement for acute and chronic arthritis also.

These joint aid capsule are recommended in:

  • Joint pain
  • Inflammations in the joints
  • Spondylitis
  • Auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout
  • Sciatica pain

2. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is an Ayurvedic traditional formula designed to pacify vata dosha in the body. It is mostly useful in accumulated vata in joints and muscles, which may be indicated by cracking of joints, spasms, stiffness, tenderness and tremors. Yogaraj Guggul have a synergistic blend of detoxifying and anti-inflammatory herbs such as triphala, Cedrus deodara, Carum roxburghianum, Piper chaba, Elettaria cardamomum, Tribulus terrestris, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, vidanga, chitrak and Guggul. Guggul gives strength to the joints as well as muscles and nerves in the body by controlling vata. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It gives long lasting relief from pain without producing any side effects. Yograj Guggulu is recommended for joint problems and weakness that may occur at any age. This traditional remedy rejuvenates and strengthens skeletal and neuromuscular system. Therefore these Guggul tablets are also beneficial in myalgia and hyperlipidemia. Yograj Guggulu removes toxins from the body as these toxins lead to Joints Pain, obesity, Arthritis, Muscular pains etc.

Yograj guggul is effective in:

  • Paraplegia and Hemiplegia
  • Gout
  • Sciatica
  • joint pains
  • arthritis
  • body pain
  • spondilytis
  • connective tissue inflammation
  • loss of strength of joint

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin capsules are combination of extract of oleo gum resin of boswellia and curcumin. These herbal capsules are effective remedy to reduce inflammation, tenderness, pain and swelling around or in the joints. Curcumin is world widely known for its strong anti inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Extensive research has proven its efficacy to care many diseases such as allergies, diabetes, arthritis and any chronic illness. All the activities of Curcuma longa are due to its active ingredient, curcumin. Its anti inflammatory and free radical scavenging activity extensively plays role in injury healing process. Curcumin increases blood circulation in the injured tissue, which results in faster healing. Considering recent studies, curcumin has been considered as an ideal compound for developing formulations to reduce any inflammation. Boswellia serrata known as salai guggal in Indian markets. According to Ayurveda, localized pain, inflammation, swelling, tenderness and pain while movements are due to accumulated kapha and vata. Shallaki or boswellia possesses pharmacological properties, which pacifies vata and kapha wonderfully. The bitter, sweet and astringent tastes and its hot potency are capable in reducing swelling, tenderness and pain very fast. This gum resin is used for inflammatory diseases in Ayurvedic treatments. Boswellia also acts as COX-2 inhibitor, thus without affecting the mucosal lining of GIT it reduces inflammation. Its oleo gum resin (frankincense) powder extract contains many pentacyclic triterpenoids called as boswellic acids. One of the boswellic acids inhibits the enzyme, which is responsible for aggravating inflammation. The boswellic acid decreases stiffness and pain. It also reduces fluid retention in the body as well as prevents breakdown of connective tissue. Boswellia curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda are safe and effective herbal remedy for a number of inflammatory conditions. Boswellia curcumin capsules effectively reduce pain and swelling along with this these capsules increases range of motion and stamina. Boswellia curcumin capsules also soothe the tissue around the joints and helps in lubricating the joint by checking the synovial fluid levels.

Therefore, these boswellia curcumin capsules are also beneficial in various diseases like:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tendonitis

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