Tendonitis is a term used to describe pain and dysfunction of a tendon. Tendons attach muscle to bone and are often used repetitively or over-extended, such as with the hands where the tendons in the palms allow someone to pinch things tightly. A strain, also known as rhabdomyolysis, can occur when muscles contract quickly and forcefully.
At Rockefeller Health & Medical, we offer chiropractic care and physical therapy to treat tendonitis. Our chiropractor will assess your condition and create a specific action plan to treat and prevent future pain, discomfort, or loss of movement. Patients experiencing tendonitis should focus on treating their pain and maintaining their range of motion in the injured area. We serve the residents of NYC, Midtown, East, West, Manhattan, Rockefeller Center, Columbus Circle, Hell's Kitchen, and Area 10036.
Causes of Tendonitis
Several factors can contribute to tendonitis. Repetitive use of the tendons in your hands and wrists can lead to tendonitis. Tendonitis can also be caused by abnormal movements, such as cubital tunnel syndrome. This syndrome occurs when nerves in your elbow joint are pressed or compressed. It can lead to pain and numbness in the hand and fingers.
It is important to understand that tendonitis is not an inflammation like arthritis. It is degeneration of the tendon caused by repetitive or forceful use.
Some common symptoms of tendonitis include:
- Swelling and tenderness around the injured tendon
- Red or discolored skin around the affected area
- Sharp pains or aches in the surrounding area during or after use of the injured limb
Treatment options for tendonitis depend on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Your doctor will discuss the best course of treatment with you. Many times, rest can be enough to alleviate the symptoms of tendonitis. However, treatment may also include therapy or exercises and chiropractic care.
Physical Therapy for Tendonitis
Physical therapy can also help treat and prevent tendonitis. As a first step, physical therapy can help you strengthen muscles to support your joints, tendons, and ligaments. Also, maintaining your range of motion in the injured joint helps prevent future injuries. Your doctor may prescribe stretches or range-of-motion exercises to increase flexibility and improve blood flow throughout the joint.
In addition to treating injuries and conditions to relieve pain, a chiropractor can help prevent tendonitis. Chiropractic adjustments help realign joints in your body, reducing the stress placed on your tendons. Your doctor can also recommend exercises and stretches to help you maintain stability, balance, and strength throughout your body.
A chiropractor can provide a conservative treatment plan to help you overcome your injury caused by tendonitis. With proper exercise, rehabilitative care, and adjustments, you can be on the road to recovery in no time.
Visit Rockefeller Health & Medical for Tendonitis Treatment
We can help your body recover from the symptoms of tendonitis through chiropractic care. Our holistic approach to medicine will help you recover quickly to get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. Call (212) 388-5050 to book your appointment. Rockefeller Health & Medical serves the residents of NYC, Midtown, East, West, Manhattan, Rockefeller Center, Columbus Circle, Hell's Kitchen, and Area 10036.