What is tendinitis?
Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon – the thick cords that attach muscle to bone. It can affect any of your tendons but usually occurs around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.
Some of the most common tendinitis injuries include:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Pitcher’s shoulder
- Swimmer’s shoulder
- Jumper’s knee
Causes and Symptoms
Sudden, sharp, or repetitive movements are often the culprit behind tendinitis injuries. It can also be caused by improper posture or technique while at work or during sports. You can’t always prevent it from happening, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury including:
- Warming up before exercise and stretching afterwards.
- Taking regular breaks from repetitive movement.
- Wearing supportive shoes or insoles.
The main symptoms of a tendinitis injury are:
- Pain in a tendon that gets worse as you move.
- Difficulty moving a joint.
- A grating or cracking sensation when you move the tendon.
- Swelling or redness.
If your symptoms don’t improve after two weeks of rest, ice, and support, you’ll want to consider medical treatment. That’s where we come in.
Our goal is to help you heal fast. We believe that state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment backed by science is the best way to get you back on track. Our Class IV laser is your best option when it comes to treating tendinitis. This FDA cleared technology boasts an 85-90% efficacy rate for relieving inflammation and pain – and we’re one of the few clinics in the area to have one on site. Class IV laser treatment works in more ways than one:
- Photochemical effect – It penetrates deep into muscles, tendons, and ligaments to speed up cellular recovery and reproduction.
- Photothermal effect – It creates an interaction that increases circulation and the supply of oxygen + nutrients to the affected area.
- Photomechanical effect – It forms energetic waves that aid in tissue repair, and regeneration.
It may sound futuristic, but Class IV laser therapy is becoming the standard of care for musculoskeletal injuries. This method of treatment is used by both elite athletes and sports teams and it’s available to you too.
Wondering if Class IV laser treatment is the solution you need? Click here to get in touch with us for a free 15-minute phone consultation. We’ll get to the root cause of your pain and put a plan in place to help you heal. It’s what we do best!