A 41-year-old member asked:
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what do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: There are many foods and supplements with have tremendous antiinflammatory capabilities. You can read about anti-inflammatory diets in general and there are a lot of health benefits to them. Omega 3 is just one of many nutrients that have these capabilities and can be found naturally in fish, flax seed, and also in a variety of supplements. Thank you for your question.
Answered on Feb 28, 2013

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