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Tendinitis / Tennis Elbow

What is Tendinitis?
A tendon is the fibrous, flexible structure that connects muscle to bone. Your body's skeletal muscles move your bones by contraction and expansion. The tissue that transmits the force of the muscle contraction to the bone is the tendon. Tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon. If chronic, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) also occurs. Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle. The most common places are the achilles tendon, knee, hip, elbow, shoulder and base of thumb. When tendinitis afflicts the elbow, it is also known as "tennis elbow".

Tennis elbow or "lateral epicondylitis" is a painful condition centering around the exterior of the elbow, stemming from tendinitis of the wrist extensor muscles. The development of tennis elbow begins with small tears in the part of the tendon that surrounds the elbow and muscle coverings. Further tears often lead to hemorrhaging and inflammation, leading to pain. Left untreated, these tears and injuries can cause pressure that restricts blood flow. Despite the name, tennis elbow can afflict anyone who experiences an injury in that area, repetitive movement, strain or the overuse of muscles.

What are the symptoms associated with Tendinitis?
Findings consistent with tendinitis typically include tenderness directly over the tendon, pain with movement of the tendons and muscles, and swelling of the tendon. When muscles are strained or overused, they become inflamed and painful to the touch. For example, tennis elbow is common among golfers, machinists, mechanics and computer enthusiasts.

How is Tendinitis diagnosed?
Tendinitis is almost always diagnosed on physical examination. Studies such as x-rays and MRIs are not usually needed to make the diagnosis of tendinitis. However, x-rays may be performed to ensure there is no other problem, like a fracture.
What is the typical treatment for Tendinitis?
Initial treatment of tendinitis involves resting the injured area, avoiding repetitive activities that can aggravate and further irritate the problem further, icing the area and over the counter oral anti-inflammatory drugs. If these activities fail, more advanced treatments often ensue such as corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and for severe problems not responding to other treatments, surgery.

The Ateevia Botanica PRIME Difference
Ateevia Botanica utilizes the power of phytonutrients such as flavonoids in the battle for pain relief. In the past decade, flavonoids have become the focus of attention in the research community. Part of the polyphenol family, flavonoids are valued pharmacologically for their anti-inflammatory activities (such as quercetin). About 8,000 naturally occurring plant phenolics have been identified, half of which are flavonoids, contributing significantly to the color, taste and flavor of many herbs, foods and drinks. Many phenolic molecules are effective antioxidants and free radical scavengers, in addition to being the basis for most flower colors.

Flavonoids are widely distributed in higher plants as components of leaves and pigments in flowers. When not directly visible, they protect plant tissues and compounds against damage from ultraviolet radiation. Quercetin affects an array of enzyme systems. It finds its main use as a safe systemic anti-inflammatory, indicated in most cases of allergy or inflammation-based pathology. This application stems from quercetin's impact on the biochemical processes that influence these physiological responses in the body. Quercetin may also have antiviral activity, and play a role in tumor inhibition. But we must remember that flavonoids have many properties, and an attempt to list the physiological effects of isolated chemicals can obscure the complex, synergistic ways they work.

Because phytonutrients (called phytochemicals by some) have a gentle impact on so many tissues, organs and physiological processes, they are described as biological response modifiers. A comprehensive review by Middleton and Kandaswami of the impact of flavonoids on immune system function and the inflammatory response illuminated a wide range of effects. PRIME therapy incorporates the potency of flavonoids, which have a profound effect on inflammatory cells. Ateevia Botanica's Please see our "Research" section under "About Ateevia" for more information.
Michelle G, Connecticut
“Then I started applying Ateevia Botanica 2 to 3 times each day and soon the pain in my foot lessened until it finally went away.”
Leonore V, New Jersey
“I tried Ateevia and within the same day, the pain subsided. I kept applying it 2 to 3 times daily and by the swelling had disappeared as well.”
Ateevia Botanica can suppress inflammation – in joints, muscles, and tissue – providing relief from the most common pain conditions. Massage Ateevia Botanica into your skin 2–3 times daily, or more often as needed. For best results apply in the morning and at bedtime.

Ateevia Botanica can be effective in providing relief from some of the most common pain conditions in joints, muscles and tissues:
Arthritis / Arthritic Joints
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis / Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Sport Strains and Bruises
Myalgia / Lower Back Pain

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