Tendonitis: Diagnosis & Treatment
Tendinitis, a condition less commonly known as tendinopathy, is a disorder characterized by swelling and pain of one or more tendons. It can cause impaired movement and is made worse by continued movement. It is most common in the wrists, ankles, knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. Any joint in which a tendon or tendons must pass through a bony joint which is used repeatedly is at risk.
Athletes, typing on a keyboard for work, or anyone who performs one kind of movement repeatedly is at risk for developing the condition. Every year, as many as 70,000 people miss work as a result of tendinitis.
The good news is that with rest and treatment, about 80% of people with Tendinitis recover within three to six months.
Here at Rockefeller Health Medical in Manhattan, we have successfully treated many patients suffering from tendinitis. With the right treatment, you too can recover from this painful condition.
Many times, a medical professional can successfully diagnose tendinitis during a simple physical examination. However, in the event that symptoms persist, and a physical examination does not reveal this condition- an x-ray or other imaging tests may be used to diagnose it successfully.
There are many ways a medical professional can treat this condition. Chiropractic, medicine offers a number of treatments not available in most medical settings. Doctors will use pain relievers, corticosteroids, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Pain relievers can ease pain, but they come with a number of risks. Corticosteroids are not recommended for use beyond three months. And PRP is both invasive and expensive.
At Rockefeller Health Medical in East, and West Manhattan, Midtown, and in the Rockefeller Center, we work with you closely to develop life changes that will allow tendinitis to heal. With a combination of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and rest, the chances are statistically strong that you can recover from this condition without taking dangerous medication or by submitting to expensive and invasive medical procedures.
Tendinitis is caused by friction within a bony joint through repeated action. So, it stands to reason that rest is a necessary component of recovery. In addition to rest, cold compresses, elevation, circulation and time are the healthiest cure for this condition. During the resting and recovery period, too much inactivity can lead to stiffness. By working closely with you, your chiropractor will help you recover from tendinitis in the healthiest and most effective manner.
Get in touch with the chiropractic professionals at Rockefellar Center Health Medical in Manhattan, NYC 10036 to learn more and to set up your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.