What Is Tendonitis?

Tendons are soft tissues that attach bones to muscles. Tendonitis is when a tendon gets inflamed or irritated. If you are looking for treatment for your tendonitis and are searching for a "chiropractor near me," contact us here at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC. in Fairfax, VA. Sometimes, treatment for tendonitis involves seeing a chiropractor when other treatments have failed.


What Are Some Activities That Cause Tendonitis?

First and foremost, incorrect posture can increase your risk of developing tendonitis. Other activities that may cause tendonitis include:

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Shoveling
  • Cleaning the house
  • Carpentry
  • Raking
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Scrubbing
  • Pitching and throwing

Risks associated with developing tendonitis include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, medication reactions, gout, psoriatic arthritis
  • Poor or abnormal joint or bone placement

Where Does Tendonitis Occur and What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • Pain in the affected tendon. Pain may come on suddenly and be severe or it may come on gradually.
  • Loss of mobility and range of motion in the area supported by the affected tendon.

Tendonitis can occur in the shoulder, knee, Achilles tendon, elbow, hip, or anywhere else a person has a tendon. No person is immune to tendonitis. It can occur in anyone at any age, even though it is more common in adults over the age of 40. This is because tendons lose durability and elasticity with age.

Chiropractic Care for Tendonitis

Chiropractic care for tendonitis involves reducing pain, preventing future injury, and properly aligning the body so that it can heal. It is important to continue treatment even if the pain has completely gone away to ensure a full recovery. It can take six weeks or more for the healing process to be complete, so it is important to not return to strenuous activities prior to that time.

Once you are fully healed, it is highly recommended to continue mild stretching and light exercise. Chiropractic care for tendonitis involves manual adjustments and an ultrasound to help soften any present scar tissue.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Fairfax Chiropractor

If you are in the Fairfax, VA, area and searching for a "chiropractor near me," give us a call at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC. We treat a variety of conditions, including tendonitis. If you have uncontrollable pain that needs to be relieved, our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, can give you a helping hand. Call (703) 385-2990 today!


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