I've had a nagging back pain and arm tendon pain for years, arm strains partly from Aikido and heavy lifting, back from Aikido and work on a building site. Then someone at Aikido recommended Traumeel a homoeopathic anti inflammatory remedy for tendons etc. I first bought the tablet form and now use the cream, the cream is used much like a muscle rub, and after all these years I now feel pain free and able to lift strongly. Here in Canada you can get it at drug stores, health stores and even the supermarket if they have a health supplement section. This stuff really works to help with inflamed areas and promote healing, it's not instant, you need to use it for a week before you feel results, and now use it everyday. You can google Traumeel for more details.