Whether you suffer from elbow or knee pain, our Chesapeake, VA, chiropractor Dr. Eric Santjer of Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation offers tendinitis pain relief through comprehensive chiropractic treatment and muscle therapy. Our skilled team provides a wide range of wellness services, beginning with a consultation to determine which path is best for your overall well-being.
Treatment for tendinitis is different for each patient, however, our Chesapeake chiropractor has over 20 years of experience to help you discover a whole new journey into lifelong wellness. Because tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of the tendon, it causes serious pain and tenderness around the elbow or knee joint. We provide treatment to these two common sites often, as they can be a result of a work or sports injury, along with chronic pain from daily activities.
Most cases are successfully treated with the proper amount of rest, physical therapy, and holistic lifestyle adjustments to reduce the pain. However, if tendinitis is severe and leads to the rupture of a specific tendon, we recommend surgery.
Symptoms of tendinitis
Where the point of the tendon attaches to a bone or joint is typically the site of reoccurring symptoms. The following are signs of tendinitis:
- Tenderness around the elbow or knee
- Mild swelling around the joints
- Pain, often described as a dull ache around the affected limb
Our massage therapists on staff are trained to offer relief for the surrounding joints, muscles, and tendons. Each session is designed to minimize pain and maximize healing. Our physical therapists provide mobility exercises that enable a patient to properly restore function and strength to each area where the tendinitis occurs. Our chiropractic care offers spinal alignment to ensure all joints and muscles are working in harmony to reduce the inflammation surrounding the tendinitis.
Possible risk factors
Tendinitis is caused by a sudden injury or stems from the repetitive motion of the joint over time. Putting stress on the tendons during daily movements or sports activities leads to the tendons becoming compromised and overloaded. Obesity is also a cause of tendinitis, as carrying around extra weight burdens the joints and tendons in the knees and ankles.
Other risk factors that lead to tendinitis include:
- Age - Inflexibility of tendons associated with aging is common
- Occupation - If your job involves excessive force on joints, awkward positions, frequent overhead reaching, and repetitive motions, chances are you're more susceptible to tendinitis.
- Sports - Golf, swimming, tennis, baseball, basketball, running, and bowling all lead to knee pain and elbow pain