Tackle Your Tendinitis

If you're a powerlifter, there's a good chance you've had to deal with tendinitis.. And if you've had to deal with tendinitis, you know it's definitely no fun.

Tendinitis involves inflammation of the connective tissues, and can be brought on by — and interfere with — heavy training. In fact, a bad case of tendinitis kept me out of the US Open last year, and for me, that was a devastating experience. And, when left untreated or ignored, tendinitis can develop into a more serious injury, so it's very important that you address it sooner rather than later.

Let me be very clear: your first step in addressing any injury should involve a visit to a good doc.

Assuming you've seen a doctor, though, and are cleared for pain-free activity, you're probably looking for any way to return to heavy training as soon as possible. If that's the case, I may have an answer. Check out the video below to learn more!

Note that many self-diagnosed cases of tendonitis would be more accurately referred to as tendinosis — a chronic degeneration or damage of the tendons, versus acute inflammation. Tendinosis may involve inflammation, and in that case, Voltaren can help, but will likely not resolve the underlying issue. Always see a doctor rather than self-diagnose any injury that interferes with daily life or training.

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