At Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab, we blend several treatments from the fields of physical therapy and chiropractic care. By combining multiple approaches to address your tendonitis, we can create a treatment plan that relieves pain now and in the future. The combined experience of our chiropractic and physical therapy team allows us to find unique solutions to your condition that can improve your comfort and quality of life. We know that every patient is different with a different medical history and differing pain issues caused by their condition, which is why we take the time to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Schedule a time for tendonitis treatment in Chambersburg, PA with Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab today.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is nothing more than inflamed, irritated or torn tendons. Tendonitis can occur at any point of your body where there are tendons, from the small tendons in your hands to the large, thick tendons in your thighs. However, the most common body parts affected by tendonitis are the shoulder, wrist, elbow, heel and knee. While it is difficult to discern the exact cause of tendonitis, the condition usually develops due to overuse or overload. Simply, repeating the same motion over and over or lifting too much weight too quickly, can result in a tear or inflammation of your tendons.
Preventing and Treating Tendonitis
There are several practices that can help you reduce the chance of developing tendonitis.
- Be sure to stretch properly before engaging in physical activity.
- Gradually intensify physical activity.
- Avoid activities where you reach over your head for long stretches of time.
- Wear correctly fitting shoes when running or participating in other physical activity.
The sooner that you treat your tendonitis, the sooner that you will be able to recover and regain your full range of motion, flexibility and strength.
- Apply ice packs for brief periods to reduce swelling several times daily.
- Apply ice after any activity that irritates the injury.
- Take a mild pain reliever such as Advil, Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
- Rest the affected area to allow repair.
- Splints or braces may be required for additional healing support.
If you have questions or want to arrange a time for tendonitis treatment in Chambersburg, PA, call Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab now.