View Full Version : Ne1 else suffer severe tendonitis?
03-22-2006, 01:39 PM
I injured my left arm sea-Kayaking in Chile last december, paddling WAY to hard out of a rapid with a loaded boat. The pain is not going away, and I was wondering if this is a common injury...and advice on how to heal. Anyone?
03-22-2006, 01:52 PM
where on your arm, elbow, shoulder, wrist etc... details
03-22-2006, 01:54 PM
Sorry, it is all in the elbow. I pretty worried about bunny-hopping with it when summer arrives....
03-22-2006, 02:26 PM
inside of the elbow or outside?
either way, you'll want to start with some heat treatments and stretching.
Then once it starts to feel a little better you can start some very light strengthening for the forearm muscles. Something like 2-5 lbs would be good. 2-3 sets of 10-15.
Also do some squeezing with a worn out racquette ball.
do this 2-3x/wk
If none of that works, talk to your doc about going to therapy for some ultrasound or iontophoresis.
Most people will do ok with the stretch/strength routine though so give that a shot for a few weeks and see what happens.
03-24-2006, 01:10 PM
When I was in New Zealand, paddling everyday with a straight shaft paddle, the insides of my elbows hurt enough that I wanted to stop paddling. However, there are a few ways to fix this pain. 1) Take a lot of Advil. This is a quick fix but it will make you feel better. 2) Get a bent shaft paddle. The way these paddles are shaped encourages you to form a better grip on your paddle and also makes sure that you arn't pulling so hard with your fore-arm muscles. 3) Really work on improving your forard stroke. Most people know that a forward stoke starts at your heals and ends at your hips. However, many people get the stroke back to their hips by bending their elbows and pulling hard with their arms. Istead, try to bring your stroke back by rotating your torso. This will take pressure off your elbow and should help with your tendonitis.
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