I’m writing this to help others with widespread tendon issues because I think I discovered why all my tendons weakened.
Quick history... I had acne and sinus infections for years. I always took antibiotics to decrease the bacteria in my body.
In September 2016 I caught bronchitis and was on Cipro for a few weeks before I went away, in Dec of 2016. Within one year, I tore the meniscus cartiledge in my knee, threw a handbag and got bicep/triceps tendonitis. This caused my ulnar nerve to move out of place, to which I now need surgery.
I also was trying to keep in shape and ended up having tenosynovitis of my posterior tibial tendon, which thankfully resolved, but caused my arches to collapse. To which I now wear orthothics. I also get tendon pain in my left index finger, but no clue why. Tho clearly one always overuses their fingers.
Having said this, I begun to reason that perhaps all of my tendon weakness is the direct result of years of antibiotics use. In addition, the majority of my tendon pain came after my usage of Cipro.
Just food for thought for others with a similar issue.
I refuse to take antibiotics and now only use cold and sinus meds if sick. My acne is long gone so no reason for antibiotics. Unless, I have no choice then I would make sure to be very careful physically after taking them.