tendonitis and edema

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countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/20/2017 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else here dealt with extensor tendonitis in the feet that lead to pitting edema in the foot/ankle and creeping up the shin?

I'm trying to heal my tendon by wearing more appropriate shoes and doing stretches/body alignment exercises and even though the pain is going away the swelling seems to be getting worse. I am wondering if it is lyme/co's related.

I saw a third doc about it today, and she said that it was the tendonitis, but now I need to wear compression stockings so it doesn't become permanent. I don't want it to be permanent, but the stockings will mess up my feet more, and my body alignment. Such a dilemma!

I finally gave in and decided to see a LLMD, but unfortunately as of right now I can't get in until April 24th. I wish I could pick her brain about this!

PeteZa
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   Posted 12/20/2017 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
If I understand you, it sounds like you are not treating lyme right now. Is that correct?

Tendonitis won't heal without treatment. Lyme won't heal without treatment. Sorry, but it's true.

You could do an herbal protocol while you wait for the llmd.

You definitely should work on the diet and detoxing before you go to the doc.

countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/20/2017 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on the Buhner protocol, have been since September.

I am treating the tendonitis, but wholistically -- believing in my bodies ability to support itsself and not subjecting my feet to the shoes that injured it. The pain is actually improving, its just that the swelling is not. That is why I am wondering if it might be related to lyme/co's.

I follow a strict diet, have for years.

mareish
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   Posted 12/20/2017 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
countingstarsx,

What you describe was one of my worst physical symptoms. The ONLY thing that helped was antibiotics. I tried everything you mention and then some. It wasn't until starting antibiotics that it began to improve.

My right foot, then ankle, then from knee down was so tender and swollen it got to the point I could not walk. That lasted 9 months. As soon as the right improved the left started the same thing.

I hope you find relief soon. Good luck!
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mareish
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   Posted 12/20/2017 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
countingstarsx,

Forgot to mention in previous post that the prescription anti-inflammatory, Celebrex did wonders for the tendonitis and other Lyme related pains.

The LLMD prescribed it yet I did not take it for many months because of what I read online regarding side effects. It finally got to the point that I had no choice ... try it or not be able to walk period. It was amazing the relief it provided, and the swelling went away, too.
Quest Elisa Lyme positive 2/2017
Igenex Lyme WB igm positive 3/2017 and July '17
Quest Ehrlichia positive 3/2017 neg. July '17
Igenex Bartonella positive 4/2017 neg. July '17
CD57 30 in 4/2017 12 in July '17

proactfit
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   Posted 12/20/2017 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that also about a year and a half ago before I knew I had lyme. Mine only lasted 5 weeks but it was both my feet and I could hardly walk at all. I had gone to a podiatrist who gave me a 6 day course of oral steroids which I would not recommend but it did take down the swelling - not the pain. It took a long time to fully resolve and I saw a big difference after being on a B12 supplement for a month. I don't have any joint pain but I do have a lot of tendon pain and inflammation from the Lyme. I only started treating 5 months ago - herbs and acupuncture only so far
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PeteZa
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   Posted 12/20/2017 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
countingstarsx I am one that believes in the body's ability to heal itself, but with a little help from natural stuff.

I had horrible inflammation. I was riddled with it.

I spent the entire summer in an ice cold lake. That was the only thing that helped me. Sadly, it was temporary on some days and lasted long on other days. There was no perfect fix. Treatment (I also did Buhner's protocol plus 2 Beyond Balance bottles) was what I think healed me.

I had to resort to ibuprofen a couple of times the pain was so intense. My herbalist said if I had to do that to drink a lot of water to help save my stomach, liver and kidneys.

I generally could keep distracted during the day and handle the inflammation, but at night, well, that was tough. That is when I did the ibuprofen and all that water..... so I was up going potty the rest of the night.

Not exactly a good night's sleep getting up 3 times to tinkle.

But I just kept on with the herbs. I also did all the edible things I could for inflammation. My favorite was basil. I really ate myself to health. Fresh ginger in my water, fresh turmeric on my eggs, fresh cilantro on my salads, real garlic and my pits stunk, black pepper that every time I put it on anything I sneezed, rosemary from my garden on everything and my favorite cinnamon and clove tea (the real deal not a tea bag). Oh gosh and my sprig of parsley on the dinner plate every night.

I hope these are helpful. I didn't just do herbs. I detoxed, ate super healthy and slept as best I could.

I do admit that for a few nights I had to use benadryl. I loved the children's liquid. I found I was really a kid when it came to the dose required for me.

Hope this is helpful.

Never give up!!! Keep searching until you find what works.

countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/20/2017 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone.

My lyme symptoms are mostly neurological. The tendonitis was initially from an injury due to improper body alignment in bad shoes. So when the swelling showed up it made sense.

Now that I have gotten better shoes and started the stretches and exercises my tendon seems to be healing, but the swelling getting somewhat worse.

That's what made me wonder if it was lyme. Buhners is doing wonders for me overall, but I can still see the lyme messing with me in new exciting ways here and there, or I realize that something I have dealt with for awhile was really lyme all along.

I do plan to keep chugging along. I detox, I eat healthy, but could use better sleep. I'm hoping once I start the GAPS diet again ill see more improvements.
At this point I think the swelling is probably lyme related.
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