Tendonitis Pain Relief
If you've been struggling with chronic knee pain, elbow pain, or other joint pain, you may have a case of tendonitis. This common connective tissue irritation can occur due to a variety of underlying causes, including an unbalanced musculoskeletal system and improper work or sporting habits. Our chiropractor at Back Pain Institute in Odessa, TX, Dr. Mehaffey, can help you get rid of this agonizing limitation through all-natural tendonitis pain relief techniques.
Causes and Symptoms of Tendonitis
Your muscles are attached to your bones by tendons. Without these tough lengths of connective tissue providing the necessary leverage, you couldn't get your joints to make even the simplest motions. Unfortunately, these tissues aren't so tough that they can't experience injury and inflammation, a problem known as tendonitis. Tendonitis can develop suddenly due to acute injury of the tissues, or it may develop as a chronic problem over time.
Chronic tendonitis often involves overuse of the affected joint. Athletes commonly have this problem because of the demands of their particular sport, but workers, musicians, artists, and anyone else who engages in repetitive motion can develop chronic tendonitis. Even untreated musculoskeletal imbalance can subject the tendons to abnormal stresses, placing them under constant or recurring strain. Common tendonitis-related symptoms include:
- Elbow Pain: You can irritate the tendons that attach either to the outside of your elbow or the inside of your elbow. These irritations produce tennis elbow and golfer's elbow respectively.
- Knee Pain: Knee pain can be caused by an inflamed patellar tendon. This problem is called jumper's knee.
- Shoulder Pain: Damage to the tendons of the rotator cuff can cause chronic shoulder pain.
- Heel Pain: Heel pain may stem from Achilles tendonitis.
Drug-Free Treatment Methods from Our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal balance to see whether your tendons have been overworked by a misalignment. We will also discuss your symptoms, baseline health, and lifestyle before coming up with a holistic, drug-free treatment plan. Our treatment methods include:
- Chiropractic adjustments, either to the joint in question or to your overall spinal alignment
- Cold laser therapy, a painless technique for stimulating tissue repair and easing inflammation
- Massage therapy, which relaxes tight muscles and directs more blood to injured tendons
- Orthotics to correct flat feet or help balance your weight distribution
- Lifestyle recommendations to help you take better care of your tendons
Tired of Tendonitis Pain? Contact Our Odessa, TX, Clinic
Don't let tendonitis impose limitations on your mobility and comfort. Call Back Pain Institute in Odessa, TX, at (432) 332-3388 to arrange an evaluation and get the relief you need.