Back to Health Wellness Center: Tendonitis Pain Relief
Back to Health Wellness Center in Sarasota, Florida is more than just a chiropractic clinic. We are a whole-body wellness center. Our extensive treatment programs allow us to help you manage many chronic body ailments, including knee pain and elbow pain associated with tendonitis.
Tendonitis is the common name for the condition associated with the tenderness, pain and inflammation of tendons. The annual estimate for people seeking medical treatment of tendonitis is in excess of 4 million.
What are Tendons?
Tendons are the tough and thick, flexible, fibrous, cords that adhere muscle and bones. The condition can be quite painful and if it’s not treated, it can become severe. It's important to know the difference between a tendon and ligament. While tendons attach muscles to bones, ligaments attach bones to bones at the joints.
What is Tendonitis?
Most commonly, tendonitis results from overuse, or repetition. Tendonitis can also result from a high impact injury, fall or accident. The pain from tendonitis arrives in the body near the joints. Wrists, knees, shoulders and elbows are the most common joints that tendonitis is experienced. Other joints, though, are subject to pain from tendonitis if overworked or injured. Symptoms of tendonitis include tenderness, dull achy pain and swelling.
Overuse or Repetitive Sports Injuries
- Tennis or Golf Elbow. As a tennis player swings his racket repeatedly, the tendons around the elbow become overworked causing elbow pain. This leads to the commonly known injury, Tennis Elbow. Similarly, for golfers, the constant swinging of the golf club can irritate the tendons, causing Golfer's Elbow. Tendonitis can also appear in the tennis or golf player’s shoulder. It’s vital that athletes address initial stages of tendonitis before it develops into a serious problem, potentially requiring surgery.
- Runner's Knee. Runners experience knee pain from the repetitive motion of their legs. As the knees bend continually, stress is put on the tendons primarily as the tendons are what attach the muscle to the bones.
- Bench scientists who perform continual wrist and thumb movements with a pipette frequently experience a form of tendonitis called carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Letter carriers repeatedly opening and closing mailboxes daily are prone to tendonitis in the fingers, elbows and wrists. Stepping into and out of the mail trucks repeatedly can lead to knee pain that could potentially be tendonitis.
- Construction workers are prone to several tendon related conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger finger, Ganglian cysts, and Carpet Layer’s Knee.
- The primary thing to do when you’re experiencing tendonitis is to rest.
- Ice packs should be applied to the inflamed area within the first 48 hours of the infliction. After that, heat compress is advisable.
- Over-the-counter medication can be taken orally, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, to reduce pain and swelling.
- Seek treatment. Reaching out to a chiropractor for relief from tendonitis pain may not meet common conventional treatment practices. Chiropractors, however, offer non-invasive holistic alternatives to the traditional approach to pain management.
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Dr. Robert Kuskin, a chiropractor in Sarasota, Florida, specializes in restoration of joint motion. Call our office to schedule your complementary initial consultation.