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Tendonitis

Tendonitis Treatment with our Birmingham Chiropractor

Man in Birmingham with tendinitis

Tendons link the bones to the muscles, so when they fail for any reason, there’s often tremendous pain, stiffness, and immobility in the area.  

If you have jumper’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, or tennis elbow, then you have some form of tendonitis. You should set up an appointment with a chiropractor in the Birmingham area to get tendonitis treatment.

What Are the Symptoms of Tendonitis?

The damaged area may swell up if you have tendonitis, especially after repetitive activities. It may also feel tender to the touch or stiff. The pain often doesn’t get intense, but it is disruptive. When combined with the immobility, tendonitis can eventually degrade your quality of life.

Where Does Tendonitis Manifest and What Causes It?

Tendons are located throughout the body, but the ones that often weaken first are those in the heels of the feet, knees, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

Those who participate in physical activities and use the wrong technique or have manual labor jobs may be afflicted by this condition. Prior injuries and age are also contributing factors.

If you often engage in sports like tennis, swimming, running, golf, bowling, basketball, and baseball, you must be careful to look out for aches and pains that could be an early sign of tendonitis.

If you have any of the abovementioned symptoms, it’s crucial to take this condition seriously and set up an appointment with your chiropractor. Otherwise, in rare cases, you could end up with tendinosis. Blood vessels appear where they shouldn’t, causing further damage to the already weakened tendon. Tendinosis manifests most often in untreated cases of tendonitis.

How Chiropractic Care Alleviates Tendonitis Pain

When you come into your appointment with your chiropractor, they will often start with some diagnostic tests to confirm a case of tendonitis in the legs or arms. They will recommend chiropractic techniques like adjustments or manipulations to ease pressure on the tendon and lessen pain.

In some instances, your chiropractor may also prescribe physical therapy together with chiropractic care. By rebuilding the damaged area, you should have less stiffness and pain while enjoying more mobility.

Other lifestyle adjustments you can make to lessen the pain are investing in ergonomic seating at work and at home, always stretching before physical activity, relearning fitness techniques, and limiting repetitive activities.

About Birmingham Wellness Center, Your Birmingham Chiropractor for Tendonitis Treatment

If you need tendonitis treatment, come to your Birmingham chiropractor, Birmingham Wellness Center. We’re led by Dr. Rob Lannucci and Dr. Jennifer Turnbull Bonde. Together, they administer treatments and services such as celiac disease management, chiropractic care, stress relief, plantar fasciitis treatment, wellness care, massage therapy, acoustic compression therapy, sports chiropractic care, posture analysis, and natural pain relief.

Schedule an Appointment with our Birmingham Chiropractor

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci oversees our nutrition department, specializing in 30-day resets, paleo nutrition, and all other areas of healthy eating and wellness. To set up your appointment today, call (248) 645-6070 or visit us at Birmingham Wellness Center on 219 Elm Street.