30 Sep 2004 17:23:41
Tim923
tendonitis frustration

Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.

Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.

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30 Sep 2004 18:55:35
Dirk Verelst
Re: tendonitis frustration

physical therapy won't help you a lot.
Try not eating milk products for a week, that might be a solution.

Dirk (MD)




Tim923 wrote:
> Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
> wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
> months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.
>
> Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.
>
> http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8adrh/news.html--Tim923



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30 Sep 2004 19:59:56
Mutton
Re: tendonitis frustration

Tim923 wrote:
> Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
> wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
> months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.
>
> Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.
>
> http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8adrh/news.html--Tim923

I'm guessing you were diagnosed by a doctor. Did he recommend the
physical therapy?

- Andrew



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30 Sep 2004 20:26:34
Tim923
Re: tendonitis frustration

>I'm guessing you were diagnosed by a doctor. Did he recommend the
>physical therapy?

Yes, an orthopedic doc. He said sometimes therapy helps and I signed
up. The wrists were feeling good and I started practicing again, but
now they are uncomfortable. So the clubs will be thrown in the closet
for another few months again.

My mother got the injection when her tendinitis acted up. She got
hers from heavy lifting and controling a pulling dog.

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30 Sep 2004 20:28:43
Sean Anderson
Re: tendonitis frustration

> physical therapy won't help you a lot.
> Try not eating milk products for a week, that might be a solution.

I have never heard of milk consumption being linked to tendonitis and a
quick search of online medical journals turned up nothing. Is there
research to support the use of your proposed methodology?

While there is little research backing up many of the modalities currently
used in physiotherapy, the guidance of a professional physiotherapist in
terms of progressive strength training and progressive adaptation back
into your activity (juggling) could be highly valuable.

Cheers,
Sean

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30 Sep 2004 15:16:45
Eric Bagai
Re: tendonitis frustration


"Sean Anderson"
> I have never heard of milk consumption being linked to tendonitis and a
> quick search of online medical journals turned up nothing. Is there
> research to support the use of your proposed methodology?

Food intolerances can produce joint inflammation, especially under stress.
But few people have the patience to put themselves through a diet cycle that
might isolate the food that causes the problem, if there is one. The fact
that food intolerance has become faddish, and everyone has or invents a
different one, doesn't help things.

A general help for joint pains and to strengthen the structure of joints is
a regimen of Glucosamine. About 1 gm/day, with meals. Some like to mix it
with chondroitin, MSM, or other things that supposedly help joints, but
Glucosamine is the basic dietary recommendation. Or so I've heard. It does
seem to work for me.

=Eric




30 Sep 2004 15:37:31
Adria M Moskowitz
Re: tendonitis frustration

> Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
> wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
> months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.
>
> Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.

I have tendonitis. It is a permanent result of my accident 10 yars
ago, and subsequent regaining use of useless body parts. I was given
physical therapy exercises to do. I do them twice a day. I have no
pain in my tendons. I find that if one does the exercises as
recommended, there is no pain in those particular areas.

I also juggle 2-4 hours daily. More when I can. Much more during
Fests. There is no pain. I don't have to take any time off.

Adria


30 Sep 2004 23:37:27
Eric Bagai
Re: tendonitis frustration


> A general help for joint pains and to strengthen the structure of joints
is
> a regimen of Glucosamine. About 1 gm/day, with meals. . . Or so I've
> heard. It does seem to work for me.

Forgot to mention that it takes at least 3 weeks, sometimes 6, for
effects to be noticeable. Before that, go easy. This is rebuilding
process, not a "cure," not a pain killer. The idea is that it pushes
the system that builds cartilage, ligaments, & tendons, that is,
if you get any benefit from it at all.

It was first used for old guys with joint problems, but has since
developed a place in general joint-pain relief. If you're using a joint
enough to stress it, glucosamine may help. Liquid may be better than
pill form. 1 to 1.5 grams daily.

I discovered this stuff after my cat got arthritis and the vet prescribed
glocosamine. Worked for a 16-year-old cat, now works for a 65-year-
old contact juggler and knotter. As always, I am not a doctor, I am
not a lawyer, and YMMV. Lots of info (and ads) on Google.

=Eric

The first rule of Holistic, Shamanic, Naturopathic, Earth-based,
New Age, Deep Crystal medicine: sometimes the patient dies.




01 Oct 2004 12:13:09
juggling jacko
Re: tendonitis frustration

When I did a week of circus classes I was told after long periods of
exercise to have a hot/cold shower.
Basically you have the shower hot for about 15 seconds, then cold for 15
seconds and alternate between the two.
It supposably removes the lactic acid from your joints. Something like
that anyway!!!!!

I do this after some long juggling sessions and have rarely had any
problems with tendonitis.

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01 Oct 2004 15:41:26
Rusty
Re: tendonitis frustration

I have heard that to prevent wrist damage you should warm up, what is
some good excercises to warm up the wrist, just move it around?

Is there some excercises to strengthen your wrist?

Rusty, Norway



01 Oct 2004 22:41:49
Huoziwang
Re: tendonitis frustration

Strengthening the area should help, an elastic is usually best for this.
My girlfriend had tendonitus in three parts on each shoulder from
tightwire and the only thing that helped was acupunture which I also
strongly reccomend. But finding someone good is of course important. An
old chinese guy that doesn't talk will probably be better that another
person that will explains how your chakras work.

Louis



Tim923 wrote:
> Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
> wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
> months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.
>
> Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.
>
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02 Oct 2004 17:50:10
quinnurkey
Re: tendonitis frustration

Tim923 wrote:
> Has anyone in here had frustration with tendonitis, such as having the
> wrists feel good, juggling for awhile, wrists feel worse, take 1-2
> months off until wrists feel good, in a repeating cycle.
>
> Xrays were normal. I signed up for physical therapy.
>
> http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8adrh/news.html--Tim923

Do you juggle rings? If not, you should. Juggling rings uses a different
wrist muscle than balls or clubs because rings are thrown palm down, not
palm up. Taling a day or two and juggling only rings will give your other
muscles rest.

P.S. Pancakes and 90's are thrown palm up, so try to avoid do those on
rest days from clubs and balls.

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03 Oct 2004 13:50:16
Tim923
Re: tendonitis frustration

>Do you juggle rings? If not, you should. Juggling rings uses a different
>wrist muscle than balls or clubs because rings are thrown palm down, not
>palm up. Taling a day or two and juggling only rings will give your other
>muscles rest.

Yes, but not much beyond the 3 cascade.

Or I could practice the piano.

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04 Oct 2004 12:07:49
Adria M Moskowitz
Re: tendonitis frustration

How'd the doctor visit go?


04 Oct 2004 19:16:06
Tim923
Re: tendonitis frustration

>How'd the doctor visit go?

I go to physical therapy 10/5 Mon., so nothing new yet.

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05 Oct 2004 16:25:34
Tim923
Re: tendonitis frustration

I definately have generalized sore wrist. I don't seem to have a
tender hot spot that they can feel, so I'm not sure if tendonitis is
it, but I have some stretches to do.

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