Tendinitis

Tendinitis tenderness can slow you down and cramp your lifestyle. What can you do to calm the inflammation and ease the pain? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
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Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by some in the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

SupplementAmountWhy
DMSO
Apply a 10% gel twice per day under medical supervision3 stars[3 stars]
Dimethyl sulfoxide is anti-inflammatory and may be applied topically to reduce pain and swelling.
Bromelain
2,000 to 9,000 mcu per day2 stars[2 stars]
Bromelain is anti-inflammatory and may help heal minor injuries and relieve pain.
Digestive Enzymes
Several tablets per day of proteolytic enzymes2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with digestive enzymes may reduce the severity of symptoms and speed healing.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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