Tendonitis and Chiropractic Care
Tendonitis occurs when a tendon, which is responsible for connecting bones to muscles, gets injured from overuse or being used improperly. This can lead to inflammation, discomfort, and swelling. In some cases of tendon strain or injury, the surrounding soft tissue may also be affected. It is a common condition that many people in the United States seek help every year for due to symptoms related to tendonitis. We at Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Inc, in Tuscaloosa, AL, are here to help.
What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Tendonitis?
To understand how you develop tendonitis overtime, it can be important to understand the functioning of tendons. These tight connective tissues play a role in connecting bones to muscles in joints, enabling muscles to move those joints. When you consistently place stress on a joint, the tendons have to work harder. Over time, small tears start forming in the tendons. If your joints undergo movements frequently, the damage accumulates faster than your body can repair it leading to tendonitis—an inflammatory condition. Here are some common factors that contribute to tendonitis:
- Engaging in improper technique that lead to inflammation in the shoulder or elbow tendons
- Participating in activities, like running, jumping, or other movements that can result in tendonitis in the foot or ankle, shoulder pain, or anything else.
The severity of inflammation plays a role in the symptoms experienced with tendonitis. You may experience pain and stiffness when moving the affected joint. It's possible for the pain to continue even while you're asleep, which can disrupt your sleep. There is also a chance of swelling around the joint that is affected.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Tendonitis?
Even if you give your tendon time to rest and recover, the issue might return unless you address and fix the root cause. This is where chiropractic treatment for tendonitis can offer many benefits.
Chiropractors utilize manipulation as a technique to help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in the treatment of tendonitis through care. By aligning your spine, we can help decrease inflammation. This type of treatment focuses on applying controlled pressure to joints, which can aid in restoring movement and increasing circulation. We can also provide lifestyle advice and corrective exercises to help fully address the root cause of your condition and heal.
Get Shoulder Pain Treatment from a Sports Injury Chiropractor on Our Team
Make an appointment with a sports injury chiropractor with us at Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, AL, to learn more about how we can help you relieve pain without drugs or surgery. Our chiropractors offer a range of treatments to help you identify and cure your ailment. Call us at (205) 345-8102 for more information and shoulder pain treatment.