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Tendonitis Treatment Orange County

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There are many forms of tendonitis, depending on which area of the body they impact. Although tendonitis can occur in any tendons, it’s most common around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, heels, and, knees. Some of the most known forms tendonitis include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, swimmer’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee, among others. Fortunately, many cases of tendonitis can be treated at home with “RICE” (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if the tendonitis is severe and the tendon has ruptured, you may be a good candidate for surgery.

Most causes of tendonitis stem from specific, repetitive movements over time, particularly among athletes or those who have jobs or hobbies that require continual/similar motions of the body. That’s why it’s so important to use proper technique when performing repetitive sports or job-related activities that put you at risk of tendonitis. The proper postures and training, no matter your sport, can reduce the possibility of tendon sprains.

Symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • Pain described as a dull ache
  • Tenderness
  • Moderate swelling

Diagnosis of Tendonitis

During a physical exam, your doctor can diagnose tendonitis, usually without ordering X-rays or other imaging tests, unless the doctor finds it necessary to rule out other conditions the mimic the signs and symptoms of your ailment.

Tendonitis Treatment

Pain relief and inflammation reduction are the 2 primary goals of tendonitis treatment. Some individuals recover fully from tendonitis with self-care, include rest, ice, and NSAID painkillers. Physical therapy may also be beneficial, as it stretches and strengthens the muscle/tendon unit. Surgical procedures for tendonitis are not as standard, but your doctor might recommend surgical tendon repair if necessary, especially if the injury is very severe, and the tendon has pulled away from the connecting bone.

Looking for tendonitis treatment in Orange County? Contact Hoag Orthopedic Institute at (855) 999-4641 today for an appointment.

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