Capsicum: tendonitis.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Tendonitis
From: (Rob McCaleb)
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 1994 19:59:01 GMT

>>My sister has a bad case of tendonitis in her wrist.
>I have the same problem, except mine invloves my elbow as well, it's a repetitive motion disorder very much like carpel tunnel syndrome.

Capsaicin .025% cream is another possibility. Available at pharmacies, it's approved for "post-herpetic lesions" (shingles) but is often used against arthritis. Works by exhausting the body's local supply of pain neurotransmitters. Reportedly antiinflammatory as well. It takes at least 4-5 days to have any noticeable effect, other than irritation (it's the hot principle in red pepper).