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Tendonitis

Tendons are thick, tough bands of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscle to bone. When a tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, the condition is called tendonitis. Tendonitis can occur in any of the tendons. However, it occurs most commonly around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. 

The condition typically stems from repetitive movement over time or a sudden injury. Fortunately, there are several treatment options for tendonitis that help reduce pain and inflammation in the tendon. 

Symptoms of Tendonitis

Common symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • A dull ache, especially when moving the affected joint or limb
  • Swelling and redness around the affected joint or limb
  • A lump may develop along the tendon
  • Difficulty moving the affected limb
  • Tenderness

Causes of Tendonitis

The most common causes of tendonitis include repetitive movements and sudden injuries. Other risk factors include:

  • Age – The water content of tendons decreases as we age, causing the tissues to become stiffer and less able to tolerate stress.
  • Occupation – Jobs or hobbies that require repetitive movements, frequent overhead reaching and forceful exertion.
  • Sports – Playing sports, such as tennis, basketball, baseball, golf and bowling.
    Certain health conditions – Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and kidney diseases are more likely to develop tendonitis.
  • Physical trauma – A physical trauma can sometimes cause tendonitis.

Treatment for Tendonitis

Treatment for tendonitis aims to ease and relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Treatment may include the following:

  • Pain relievers: Medications can help reduce inflammation and may relieve discomfort associated with tendonitis. Common choices include aspirin, naproxen sodium (Aleve) or ibuprofen.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): PRP therapy uses the growth and healing factors found within the individual’s blood to help facilitate a natural healing process.

Rejuvinix offers a variety of personalized treatments tailored to your specific condition. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, fill out the “Make An Appointment” form at the bottom of this page, or call our office for more information.

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