It does not matter whether you have runner’s knee or you have tennis elbow, the medical term is the same for both conditions, tendonitis. This is an inflammation of the tissue that connects muscles to bones. Patients often suffer with restrictions of movement with the affected area, and they also typically experience pain in the area. Anyone who performs repetitive activities such as athletes, pianists and typists are more susceptible to developing tendonitis. Chiropractic treatment for tendonitis can be very effective at minimizing symptoms.
As with many other health conditions, traditional medicine only treats the symptoms and not the causes of the health ailments patients suffer with. Cortisone injections are often prescribed to reduce the amount of pain a patient feels. However, these injections and other anti-inflammatories only temporarily hide the symptoms. When the patient stops taking the medication, the symptoms return. These types of medications often bring on side effects. Chiropractic treatment for tendonitis provides natural relief without the dangerous side effects.
What Are The Different Causes Of Tendonitis?
Most patients who have tendonitis experience pain because of repetitive movements. Stress can also be placed on tendons when exercises are not performed correctly.
Age is another factor that increases a person’s chances of getting tendonitis. The tendons begin to harden as a person gets older, and this can make joints less flexible.
Hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts often experience thermal injuries. These injuries can affect different areas of the body including the hands and the feet, and can increase the chances of tendonitis developing in the affected area.
There are several symptoms that are commonly seen in patients who have tendonitis. These symptoms are:
- Swelling or stiffness in affected area
- Pain when tendon is used (typing, lifting weights)
- Restriction of movement in a particular area
- An unpleasant sensation or burn in the area that is affected
Chiropractic Treatment for Tendonitis
The best way to get relief from the symptoms of tendonitis is to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor. The chiropractor will prescribe a set of exercises that you can perform that will help decrease the amount of strain in the joint as well as help to heal the joint.
Massage therapy and ultrasound treatments may also help the joint recover faster. Your chiropractor will prepare the best care plan for your condition.
A chiropractor is familiar with the causes and symptoms of tendonitis. Chiropractic treatment for tendonitis will improve the health of your tendons or the tendons may fully recover from the condition. This natural and therapeutic approach will address the discomfort you are feeling.
Champion Chiropractic serves patients in the greater Atlanta area. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Renee White today to receive effective treatment for your tendonitis with a compassionate touch.