Hand flexor tendinitis
I seem to have overdone the paddling a bit and now the 1st segments of my ring fingers and middle segments of my middle fingers are quite sore. I think it was a combination of wearing neoprene gloves and using a shaft with too large a diameter for my hands. I think I'll stop wearing the gloves for now.
Does anyone have any advice how to treat flexor tendinitis, aside from the standard RICE and vitamin I treatment? I'm thinking forearm stretches and the like. Anything nutritional that can speed healing?
I can't recommend enough self myofascial release. Get rid of trigger points in forearms, arms,, and shoulders. Check this great free ebook:
Stretching: take it easy, as it can make it worse if you already have inflammation.
Another good (great!) resource is the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, bu Davies & Davies.
Also, make sure you are taking enough fish oil.
take a hot towel and cover the area, do it 15-20 minutes at a time.
it helps the bloodflow in that area and therefore heal faster.