Fortunately, chiropractic treatment offers an effective way to speed healing and relieve your pain. Tendonitis pain can linger for weeks or months once you first notice the pain.
It affects any part of your body and is known by different names depending on where it occurs. Tendonitis results when a tendon, a tough cord that connects a muscle to a bone, becomes inflamed.
Tendonitis, which affects the elbow, shoulder, ankle, thumb, Achilles, shoulder, and rotator cuff, is common in many people.
Symptoms of tendonitis include:
- Pain that may extend into your arm, leg, or another area of your body
In sports or activities where repetitive movements are performed, you’re more likely to develop tendonitis. Sports such as tennis, baseball, basketball, gardening, and cleaning can cause the tendon to become swollen.
In dealing with tendonitis, a person whose posture is poor or who works in an unnatural or unnatural position is at greater risk.
The age factor can also play castle rock chiropractic a role in tendonitis. As people get older, their tendons become weaker and stiffer. They cannot handle as much activity as they used to, so they may still get tendonitis anyway.
Tendonitis can be linked to the use of your smartphone. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “Smartphone tendonitis” could occur in the tendons around your fingers and wrists.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help You
Chiropractic treatment offers several important benefits for tendonitis, including:
- Getting rid of inflammation can reduce your risk of developing an inflamed tendon as a result of subluxations, errors in the alignment of your spine that result in increased tension on the muscles and tendons.
- The cause of inflammation may never be clear unless re-aligning your spine is done. During spinal manipulation, your chiropractor quickly moves the vertebrae into proper alignment using hands-on pressure.
- Treatments to reduce stiffness such as spinal manipulations, soft tissue mobilizations, massage, and so on, include removing scar tissue that may restrict joint movement.
- Improved range of motion in nearby joints may ease tendonitis symptoms and prevent recurrent episodes. For example, an Achilles tendon could be strained if joints in your feet are not mobile.
- You may end up developing tendonitis again if you do not know what caused your tendonitis in the first place. Your chiropractor can determine if a muscle imbalance may be to blame for your symptoms, as overworked muscles can become inflamed more easily.
- If you overdevelop a set of muscles, then your tendons may cause other muscles to become weaker.
- Muscle Strengthening Exercises and Recommendations: If your chiropractor determines that an issue with your muscles has caused or contributed to your condition, he can recommend exercises that will help you use all of your muscles equally.
- You will also get information from your doctor about exercises you can do to strengthen your tendons and muscles. If tight muscles are the cause of your tendonitis, you’ll learn exercises and habits that keep your muscles loose.
Have you been struggling with tendonitis symptoms? Find out how chiropractic treatment can relieve your pain naturally. Contact our office to make an appointment.