What to Know About Tendonitis Provided by Churn Creek Chiropractic
If you have tendonitis, you may have pain around your joint. You might also have tenderness in the area. The most common areas where tendonitis occurs are in your elbows, shoulders, heels, or knees. You might have heard these conditions are referred to as swimmer's shoulder, tennis elbow, pitcher's shoulder, golfer's elbow, or jumper's knee. No matter where your tendonitis, our chiropractor at Churn Creek Chiropractic, serving Redding, CA and the general vicinity, can provide natural remedies to provide you with pain relief.
You have fibrous cords that connect your muscles to your bone, which are known as your tendons. Due to certain motions and activities, you may develop swelling in them. They become irritated, and then you experience pain and discomfort. You might notice tenderness as well.
Cause of Tendonitis
Usually, tendonitis occurs from repetitive motions that irritate your tendons. For this reason, it's most common in people who partake in hobbies like certain sports or who have occupations that require them to handle vibrations or reach overhead frequently. Sometimes, it occurs as a result of a sudden injury. This particular issue is more common as you age because your tendons lose their flexibility, so they're more vulnerable to an injury.
The assessment consists of our chiropractor gathering information about your medical history and symptoms. Our chiropractor will inquire about your lifestyle, such as information about your profession and hobbies. Then, you receive a physical examination. Often, this is enough to diagnose your condition. However, our chiropractor may need to perform an x-ray to eliminate the possibility of other issues.
Chiropractic Treatment for Tendonitis
One chiropractic treatment our chiropractor may use to alleviate pain in your tendons is a brace to support the area. This prevents you from adding excess stress to the area. Another common chiropractic treatment for tendonitis is exercise. During this particular treatment, our chiropractor guides you through exercises that stretch and strengthen the soft tissue in the region. The additional blood flow your body part receives from the motion can promote healing. The exercises gently stretch the tendon and increase in difficulty at a rate based on how quickly you're healing. This keeps you from feeling pain and discomfort during your chiropractic treatment.
Our chiropractor may advise you on at-home methods you can use to speed up the healing process even more and stop the discomfort. For instance, hot and cold therapy can relieve swelling and pain. Our chiropractor may also recommend ways to prevent injuring your tendon in the future.