Ligaments, Tendons
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: perry
Posted on: September 30, 2009

I was wondering if there are any remedies available for regrowing and/or strengthening ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissue such as menisci...I have a torn rotator cuff (anterior labral tear) and ligament laxity in both my knees that has led to clicking, weakness, and pain in both my knees and hips. I used to play several sports and lead an active lifestyle, and this has been very debilitating.

I have only seen herbal remedies that "lower pain" and "reduce inflammation"-- but I am interested in something that can actually repair the damage. Are there compounds that can actually repair soft tissue injuries and how effective are they? Thanks very much, you have an awesome site!

In my practice I have used with a great deal of success, true solomon seal or false solomon seal roots and have been very impressed with the results. They are used to restore, nourish and heal tendons as well as restoring flexibility and moisture to dry creaky systems. Take either of these herbs as a tea or tincture is fine. They are very safe herbs being traditionally use as foods. Furthermore, essential fatty acids such as fish oils or flax seed oil will also help to reduce inflammation and restore health in the area. There are available for purchase from Richter’s.

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