Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon and occurs when a person overuses or injures a tendon. Tendonitis often affects the elbow, wrist, finger, thigh and other parts of the body. This condition can occur at any age; however, occurs most often to individuals who play sports. Additionally, older people are more susceptible to tendonitis, as tendons lose their elasticity and become weaker with age.
A tendon is soft tissue that attaches the muscle to the bone, which allows you to be flexible and as a result, can withstand tension. If you suffer from tendonitis, it is important to seek help from our team at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Our tendonitis specialist in Los Angeles will be able to provide you with the treatment you need to ensure optimal results. Contact us today!
Symptoms of Tendonitis
Tendonitis symptoms usually include the following:
- Pain that worsens with movement
- A cracking or grinding feeling as the tendon moves
- Swelling and redness
- A lump may develop along the tendon
Depending on the severity of your condition, symptoms may last from a few days to several weeks or months. Additionally, if there is a rupture along the line of the tendon, movement may be difficult.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then it is important to consult with a Los Angeles tendonitis specialist to get the care you need. Feel free to contact our team today!
Types of Tendinitis
There are many different types of tendinitis, as it can affect different parts of the body.
- Achilles tendonitis: The Achilles tendon is located between the heel and the calf muscle. Achilles tendonitis often occurs due to sports injuries and may occur when shoes do not fit properly and/or do not properly support the foot. Additionally, those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to achilles tendonitis injuries.
- Supraspinatus tendonitis: Supraspinatus tendonitis is a condition that involves pain and a decrease of range in motion in the shoulder.
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow: Tennis elbow refers to an injury in the tendons that surround the elbow area, while golfer’s elbow causes problems with the inner elbow tendons. If you suffer from elbow pain, it is best to consult with an elbow pain specialist in Los Angeles.
- De Quervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis: De Quervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Pain and tenderness is usually felt in the wrist and the base part of the thumb. Repetitive hand and wrist movements can cause the condition to worsen.
- Trigger finger or thumb pain: Trigger finger is a condition that occurs when one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. As a result, your finger may bend or straighten with a snapping sensation.
- Tendonitis of the wrist: Wrist tendinitis is a condition that occurs when there is irritation or inflammation of the wrist.
Shockwave Therapy/Piezotherapy for Tendonitis
One of the most effective treatments that we specialize in for tendonitis is shockwave therapy, also known as Piezotherapy. This treatment method is an effective, non-invasive treatment for musculoskeletal issues that may not respond to conventional manipulation techniques. The device sends thousands of sound wave pulses into a precisely targeted tissue, and works in tandem, resulting in stimulation that provides pain relief and leads to improved circulation in the targeted area triggering your body’s own natural healing processes. If you're looking for effective pain relief for acute or chronic tendon pain, contact our team today to schedule an appointment for shockwave therapy in Los Angeles.