What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

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.