Tendonitis is a common condition that causes pain and decreased mobility. Patients have access to comprehensive treatment options for tendonitis at Casab Sports & Wellness Chiropractic in San Jose, California.

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What Is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition that occurs when a tendon, which is a cord that attaches muscle to bone, becomes inflamed. Tendonitis may occur in various locations throughout the body, but it is most common in the elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, thumb, and the back of the foot. The symptoms of tendonitis vary but may include pain near the tendon and in the surrounding area, loss of motion, and swelling.

What Causes Tendonitis?

Tendonitis may result after a sudden, dramatic trauma to the area. It may also develop after repetitive, minor traumas. For example, if the patient spends time skiing, golfing, gardening, painting, shoveling, or performing other repetitive motions, he or she may be more likely to develop tendonitis. Improper posture and lack of strength can also contribute to the development of tendonitis.

Can Dr. Casab Help with Tendonitis?

Cases of tendonitis often respond well to chiropractic treatment. Once Dr. Casab has confirmed that the patient is experiencing tendonitis, she can recommend various treatments that may help with the pain and other symptoms, as well as address the underlying cause of the condition. Using ultrasound therapy, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy, and other techniques, Dr. Casab will work to loosen the tendon and reduce the inflammation. These therapies will also improve the strength and stability of the area so that future injuries will be less likely to occur. In many cases, Dr. Casab will also ask the patient to participate in physical therapy or perform various exercises at home to support the therapy received in the clinic.

How Long Will It Take to Improve Tendonitis?

For most patients, the initial pain and inflammation of the tendon will decrease significantly after three weeks of therapy. However, it usually takes six weeks to heal the injury entirely. In many cases, additional therapy will be necessary to ensure that the area is a strong and stable as possible.

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