A short video about long-term tendon pain

A while back I put together a short video that gives a quick overview of what you need to know about long-term tendon pain. It’s a little over seven minutes, and deals with the differences between tendonitis and tendonosis.

If you’ve been going to a doctor or other medical specialist and think that the advice you’ve been getting is wrong, this video will tell you exactly what questions to ask, and why.

This video is a little dated, because Target Tendonitis now comes with an hour and a half of video that shows you exactly what sort of exercises to do for your tendon pain, no matter what area of the body you might have it in. The price has gone up a little – it’s now $29.97 – but it’s still the best deal out there and far less than a visit to the doctor is going to cost.

Still another testimonial

I must have posted a good dozen or so of these testimonials by now, but they keep coming in. If you have long-term tendon pain, let me be clear: the chances are about 97% that it is NOT tendonitis, no matter what your doctor may have told you. Tendonitis is inflammation, and inflammation generally goes away in about two weeks if you treat it with rest, ice, and NSAIDs. If you’ve been doing this and it hasn’t worked, you need to try a different approach.

Below is a textbook case:

Hi Alex, I had severe tendonitis in both elbows, with the left one being quite a bit worse. It struck for no apparent reason and I had it from May to end of November. I stopped pretty much all activity except running. I did read your book and while I didn’t follow the protocol per se, the fact that I could use some resistance training made sense. The only thing I hadn’t tried was that. In fact, it was the first thing I stopped when the tennis elbow struck. Within a few days of using weights in the manner you directed, the pain in my right elbow was gone. It took another week for the pain in my left elbow to go away. I still feel twinges in my left elbow but it is for all intents and purposes healed.

Thank you,

Marilyn Mitchell

“May to November” is over half a year. Far too long for Marilyn’s tendon pain to be any kind of inflammation, which is why it didn’t respond to the layoff. But when she tried a different, scientifically verified approach that was designed to actually fix the underlying problem, her tendon pain resolved itself very quickly.

If you’ve had pain for longer than about two weeks, you owe it to yourself to try something different (and more effective). The Target Tendonitis ebook now comes with a series of videos that will show you exactly what to do, no matter what part of your body your tendon pain occurs in.

The most important thing

The new year is here and since this month also marks the one-year anniversary of this blog, I thought I’d start things off by reiterating the most important single thing I can tell you about tendonitis. So here it is: if you’ve had tendon pain for more than a couple of weeks and have been faithfully applying the usual doctor’s prescription of rest, icing and NSAIDs, without much effect…you probably don’t have tendonitis.

Any kind of “itis” is inflammation. If you really do have inflammation, chances are excellent that it will get better with the above treatment. So it stands to reason that if you’ve tried the treatment for a while and your pain doesn’t get better, you didn’t actually have inflammation in the first place.

Estimates range anywhere from 50% to over 90% that most diagnosed cases of “tendonitis” are actually tendonosis. This means that whatever problem you have with your tendons, it has gone beyond inflammation and now involves actual degeneration of the tendon itself. If this is the case, you’re not going to experience much relief with rest, ice and aspirin, because none of that is designed to repair your tendon.

To get better, you’re going to need a fresh approach. One part is good nutrition; either clean up your diet or else get some supplements that will give your body the building blocks it needs to heal. The other part is a set of exercises that will signal your body to start repairing itself. Particularly in regular exercisers and older people, the usual repair mechanisms often need an extra boost to get the upper hand against tendonopathy.

Target Tendonitis gives advice on both of these topics. It spells out the types of exercises you need to fix your tendons, and also gives specific recommendations about the sort of food and supplements that you need to help your tendons function free of pain. At less than thirty bucks (still!), it’s the best tendon-healing value on the market today.