Tendinitis is a painful condition where the tendons become inflamed or irritated. Repeated flare-ups make it difficult to perform favorite activities and limit exertion. Before omitting your favorite recreational pursuits from your life, visit our Downtown Vancouver chiropractor at Kilian Chiropractic for a consultation. Our doctor can help determine the root cause of your pain and provide a natural treatment plan.
Common Causes of Tendinitis
Tendinitis is an umbrella term for inflammation of the tendons, particularly around major joints, such as the elbows, knees, wrists, and shoulders. Many variations of tendinitis are caused by sports and circumstances that lead to injuries. The terms tennis elbow, jumper's knee, golfer's elbow, and swimmer's shoulder are all specific ways to refer to tendinitis.
Sudden injuries can cause tendinitis, but it is more often the result of repetitive injury or motions. Swinging a tennis racket many times for games can lead to elbow pain, and sports like basketball can cause knee pain. Often an overload of stress on a particularly tendon can build into tendinitis.
How Do I Stop The Pain?
Tendinitis pain relief techniques vary based on the severity of the inflammation. Slight pain can be treated with rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain medications when necessary. However, these only provide a temporary solution and do not treat the underlying cause of tendinitis. Chiropractic care is the answer to finding the root source of your pain, controlling consistent flare-ups, and improving range of motion.
Tendinitis Pain Relief Solutions
Your chiropractor will assess your pain and develop a care plan that meets your needs. Your treatment plan may include joint manipulation and corrective exercises to restore mobility, alleviate pain, and speed up the healing process.
In severe cases, a thorough review of your connected muscles and tissues is necessary to determine if your tendinitis is being caused by a muscular imbalance away from the injury site. In these instances, your treatment plan will be tailored to target the underlying cause while also treating the inflammation and providing tendinitis pain relief.
Find Your Pain Relief Answers With the Help of Our Downtown Vancouver Chiropractor
If you have been diagnosed with tendinitis or are experiencing tendinitis symptoms like stiffness, reduced range of motion, swelling, or tenderness, contact Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver for help. We will schedule a consultation and develop a treatment plan for long-term results. Call us at 604-688-0724 today.