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Tendonitis

Tendon issues are most common in the 40-60 year old age range due to loss of elasticity. Occasionally, there is an anatomical cause for tendonitis. If the tendon does not have a smooth path to glide along, it will be more likely to become irritated and inflamed.

Tendonitis is most often an injury caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area. Find a good stretching routine that targets muscles and tendons that you are about to use, just a 5 minute warm up can help avoid injuries.

Symptoms

  • Gradual build up or sudden and severe pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding area.
  • Adhesive capsulitis or ‘frozen shoulder’ resulting in limited range of motion.

Causes

  • Incorrect posture at work or home.
  • An abnormal or poorly placed bone or joint (such as length differences in your legs or arthritis in a joint) that stresses soft-tissue structures.
  • Stresses from other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, or unusual medication reactions.
  • Overuse or doing too much too soon when the tendons are not used to a movement or to the task taken on.

Treatment

Treatments are tailored to fit each individual’s problem, we have a variety of tests that we perform in order to determine what is the right option for each patient. Our treatment services include:


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