We think of high cholesterol as mainly causing heart issues. But excessively high blood fats, like bad cholesterol and triglycerides, have been linked to more tendon injuries and pain. Wow.
The basic mechanism is that too many blood fats overwhelm white blood cells and the cells that make up tendons. Wow again.
There are many NATURAL answers to lowering and BALANCING blood fats, healthfully. There are many adverse side effects to cholesterol lowering drugs. And, it’s not prudent to bring blood fats down to extremely low levels. Remember, cholesterol is the parent (starting) compound of hormones. And cholesterol is the material that lines ALL cells.
We need cholesterol. But in Goldilocks levels—not too much, not too little, but JUST RIGHT.
BUT TOO MANY BLOOD FATS give you more gym injuries, or tendon problems from just taking that wrong step. And more pain. Who’d a thunk?
Or pain that doesn’t go away when it seems that due to the length of time you’ve had it, it should be gone by now.
Work with practitioners that can help you reduce inflammation, balance your lipids, care take your hormones, protect your joints, and minimize PAIN.
It isn’t true “no pain no gain.” It usually means you are out of balance.
James E Gaida et al. Is higher serum cholesterol associated with altered tendon structure or tendon pain? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, October 2015 DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095100