Been batteling with Patella Tendonosis for the past 5 months. I am wondering if any of you have expreinced tendonosis and overcome it?
Tendonosis is characterized by degeneration of the collagen fibers in the tendon (the fibers that provide the tensile strength), tendon weakness, abnormal growth of unhealthy blood vessals through the tendon, and most importantly no inflammatory cells.
Basicly Tendonosis occurs when the bodies collagen synthesis is not enough to keep up with the constant damage that is occuring due to overuse and overloading of the tendon.
I haven been doing alot of research into its treatment. So far it looks like eccentric strengthing programs, ice, rest, stretching and biomechanical correction are the best methods of overcoming this injury.
I have been doing all of these and working with a Physio but the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better. I want to exhaust all possible treatment before resorting to an operation which the sports doc suggested I have if i have the condition for over 6 months.
I have been looking into growth factors IGF-1 and HGH and their role in healing tendons. From what I have read these seem to greatly increase the rate of collagen synthesis especially in type 1 collagen. I have also been looking into the AAS that promote collagen synthesis and from what I can gather EQ, Deca, Anavar and Primo also increase collagen synthesis. Testosterone at high doses (250 and above) however inhibits collagen synthesis by 50% .
I am planning of starting a cycle in May but want to try and get this injury under control by the time I start, I know I want be able to squat or press heavy but as long as I can do cardio and lighty train legs I will be happy.
I am thinking of running igf-1 3 x PW @ 60mcg and HGH at 4iu per day up until i start my cycle, I will continue to run HGH throughout the cycle for a total of 6 months. The main reason for the running the cycle is to increasing the rate of collagen synthesis and maybe heal this screwed tendon, not really looking to put on too much size.
Weeks 1 - 6 50 Mg Anavar ED
Weeks 1 - 14 400mg EQ
Weeks 1 - 14 200mg Deca ? Not entirely sure about this one yet.
Weeks 1 - 15 200mg Test E PW (keeping this low just to replace natural test levels, high amounts of test REDUCE collagen synthesis)
4iu of Advanced Anabolics HGH throughout and of course proper PCT.
What you guys think ?