Understanding Tendonitis

Tendons play an important role in your motion. These flexible bands of tissue connect muscle to bone. Without them, you wouldn't be able to walk, dance, stand up, or move in any of the other hundred ways that are required in an average day. Straining or damaging these tendons can lead to tendonitis. If you have tendonitis, you may find yourself in a great deal of pain. Tendonitis can be a chronic condition that requires treatment to relieve ongoing pain. If you are seeking tendonitis pain relief, our team at Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville is here to help. Our team will assess your pain and create a treatment plan to relieve your elbow pain, knee pain, or any other areas that may be in pain because of tendonitis.


Symptoms of Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a condition that happens when a tendon becomes inflamed. This condition often occurs as a result of stress on the tendon due to exercise or overuse. This is why athletes and people who perform repetitive movements at work commonly develop tendonitis. Tendonitis can occur anywhere in the body, but common cases occur in the wrist, rotator cuff, elbow (often called tennis elbow), knee, Achilles, hip, and thumb.  If you are experiencing pain in any of these areas or have symptoms, you should consult our team for a health assessment. You may be experiencing tendonitis if you have symptoms like:

  • Feelings of pain or burning near or around joints and tendons
  • Swelling around the tendon
  • Feeling a grating sensation when you move the tendon
  • Pain after a strenuous activity
  • Pain worsens when you move

Who Is at Risk of Getting Tendonitis

Those that are more at risk of getting tendonitis are typically over the age of 40. That is when your tendons begin to weaken due to age. Those that are active in sports, do a lot of household chores, or other activities including gardening and carpentry are also at risk. Any repetitive motion and overuse can cause pain and lead to tendonitis.

Many people find that strengthening the tendon through prescribed low-impact exercises can be beneficial and lead to a reduction of pain, strengthening the tendon, and a reduction of inflammation. Our team will work with you to find an exercise treatment that is right for you.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help?

Once our chiropractors confirm that you are suffering from tendonitis, we can provide you with quality pain relief. Treatments may include corticosteroid injection, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, joint manipulation, electrical muscle stimulation, and in dire situations surgery. We can help you to manage the pain and find the best solution for your tendonitis.

Contact Us Today in Charlottesville

You do not have to suffer from pain associated with tendonitis, contact Cox Chiropractic Clinic for help. Our team is passionate about providing patients in and around the Charlottesville area with quality care to help them move without tension. Contact us today to see how we can help you get back to living pain-free. 


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