View Full Version : Tendinitis recovery

05-31-2009, 06:39 PM
I think I have tendinitis in my pec/shoulder tendon, I'll find out after I go to the doc.
I know there's a lot of things to stop the pain like cortisol injections, anti-inflammatory meds and surgery but they do nothing to actually solve the problem. So if I want to continue powerlifting/weightlifting those things wont help.
I've heard deep tissue and other therapy work to actually correct the problem. Have any of you guys done deep tissue massage or other types of therapy for tendinitis? What was it like? Did it work? How long was your recovery?

Thanks for the info.

05-31-2009, 07:28 PM
I think the way to get over tendonitis is just to not work the area that's inflamed. I may have had it in my wrists back when I did preacher curls; they stopped hurting after I stopped curling. Never actually got diagnosed though.

05-31-2009, 08:30 PM
If you do have tendinitis and you want to keep lifting then I would just get a cortisone shot and a couple week rest and get back after it. I have very bad tendinitis in both elbows and could barely bench heavy, I had a shot in each elbow and hit a contest one week later. Almost completely knocked it out for years.

Before I had the shots done what I did before every training day was crush up an aspirin into powder and rub it with DMSO gel 20 minutes before I would train and that helped alot. This is a pretty hardcore way to go about it but it works. Do not rub your eyes and wash hands immediately after doing this.
Here is a link to what I am talking about.

06-01-2009, 07:22 AM
I'm battling tendinitis in my left elbow. The dr told me to stop lifting for three weeks and take these pills and you should be better. I stopped lifting for a month, took the pills, and nothing. It only bothers me during certian movements, such as curls; benching doesn't bother it. Biofreeze works great as a way to keep the pain at bay, maybe it works too good and could be hiding a deeper problem. I guess sometimes pain is good. Personally, I'm heading back to get the shots, which I would recommend over the pills.


06-01-2009, 07:40 AM
I was a pitcher in college and developed tendonitis in my elbow. Via our athletic trainer, I took 400 mg of 12 hour ibuprofen when I woke up and went to sleep, did a ton of band rehab work, and stretched my bicep like it was going out of style. I took a week off from throwing, then hopped back in. The pain gradually went away over the course of a month, but after that week off I was able to pitch, I just had to gut it out a little. My experience was not to take a bunch of time off, but to give it good rehab and streeeeeeeeeetch a lot.

06-01-2009, 09:24 PM

Ice, ice and more ice brother... It's free and works great.

Beyond that, I agree w/ these guys, anti-flammatory's, and rest.

Take at least a week off and slowly ease back into full scale training

06-02-2009, 09:55 AM
along the DMSO line- i tweeked my pec pretty good about 2 weeks ago- so much so that i thought it was a tear- it wasnt, thank goodness..i got an idea from a buddy who is a powerlifter and a nurse...take an advil liqui-gel and break it..rub that on the injured area and THEN add the dmso over that..along with no benching and taking the last week very easy, seems to have helped a lot.

06-02-2009, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I will do all and see how it goes for me. I don't think I have a PLing career in pressing movements.. just so as long as I can deadlift and not look like a skinny shouldered wimp I'll be fine :)

06-03-2009, 02:40 AM
Look into Prolo-Therapy and ART - They both work well