Tendonitis is a condition that affects tendons: tissue that attaches muscle to a bone. This tissue becomes inflamed and causes tenderness and pain that gets worse when the patient moves. It can occur in several different joints, which is why it has many names, including tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee. Luckily, there are many ways to treat tendonitis. Here are a few that we recommend.
This traditional Chinese practice unblocks pathways in the body which allow energy to flow freely. By clearing these pathways, acupuncture relieves pain and treats other ailments of the body. Several studies show that acupuncture releases natural painkillers in the body. Other studies show short-term pain relief for tennis elbow.
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. R.I.C.E. is one of the best ways to treat your tendonitis. All of the components of R.I.C.E. help ease inflammation and swelling.
A few days after your tendonitis begins, you can do light exercise to strengthen the affected tendons. An elastic exercise band is a great option to stretch and strengthen muscles.
If you can’t seem to shake your tendonitis, Tieperman Health and Wellness can help! Tieperman Health and Wellness offers multiple treatment options, including physiotherapy, and We have a team of pain-management experts that can get you back to pain-free living. Call us today!