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Hey there, fellow fitness enthusiasts! It's Marc, and today we're diving deep into the world of tendinitis. If you've ever felt that nagging pain in your tendons, you know it's no joke. But fear not, I've got your back! Let's break it down:
What is Tendinitis?
- It's the inflammation of the tendon, often caused by overuse, injuries, or even your favorite sports like tennis or golf. I've personally battled with it multiple times, and trust me, it's a real pain (pun intended).
My Personal Tendinitis Journey:
- I've had my fair share of flare-ups, especially in my left arm and shoulder. From snowboarding mishaps to intense workouts, tendinitis has been an unwelcome guest. But guess what? I've found ways to combat it and I'm here to share them with you!
Marc's Six-Step Tendinitis Recovery Plan:
- Cease and Desist: Identify the culprit exercise and take a break from it.
- Ice, Ice Baby: Apply ice to the affected area for short durations. It's a game-changer!
- Heat Creams: I'm a fan of AST BioFreeze, but Tiger Balm works wonders too.
- Support: Invest in braces or supports to immobilize the area.
- Ultrasound: A little device that can make a big difference.
- Deep Tissue Massage: It might hurt a bit, but the relief is unparalleled.
The Pro Athlete Mindset:
- Ever wondered how professional athletes bounce back from injuries so quickly? It's not just about the money or the drugs. It's about the mindset, the resources, and the determination to heal and recover.
- Tendinitis might slow you down, but with the right approach, you can bounce back stronger than ever. Remember, it's not about avoiding the pain but finding ways to heal and grow from it.
Got questions or want to share your tendinitis story? Shoot me an email at Marc@JustAskMarc.com. And don't forget to check out the blog for more fitness stories and tips. Stay strong and keep pushing those boundaries! 💪🎧
Note: Always consult with a medical professional before trying any new treatments or remedies.
I do hope you enjoyed this episode of the podcast. Here's some helpful resources including any sites that were mentioned in this episode.
Sites Mentioned in this Episode
- 5 Home Remedies to Help Reduce Tendonitis | Missouri Orthopedics & Advanced Sports Medicine
- Treatment of Tendinopathy: What Works, What Does Not, and What is on the Horizon - PMC
- The Best Ways to Treat, Prevent Tendonitis - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center
- Tendinitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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