Tendonitis & Chiropractic Care
When your tendons become injured or overused, you may experience inflammation as a result. This is called tendonitis, and the soft tissue can become difficult to move or use. Millions of people experience tendonitis each year, but you may not realize that chiropractic care can help relieve these symptoms.
California Chiropractic treats all types of tendonitis, including tennis elbow and runner's knee, for residents of Los Angeles, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth. Here's what you need to know about seeing a chiropractor for tendonitis.
Don't Avoid Treatment
Tendonitis is often first diagnosed with imaging tools to confirm that the condition is not something else. A doctor may use X-rays or MRI to confirm your tendons are inflamed. Once you receive your diagnosis, a chiropractor will help you find a natural and holistic treatment.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they do not get chiropractic care. In fact, many people avoid seeing a chiropractor because they feel the pain subside for a while. Unfortunately, this is more detrimental in the long run. You need to see a professional to avoid injuring yourself again in the future.
Chiropractic Care for Tendonitis
The first steps a chiropractor takes often include reducing inflammation immediately. This process may involve icing the tendons, bracing the body part, or applying electrical muscle stimulation. The goal of this therapy is to loosen your tendons so treatment can continue.
Massage therapy is a great treatment for tendonitis and other forms of inflammation. The chiropractor will knead and rub the affected area to soothe pain and swelling. Regular massage can improve blood circulation and mobility.
Physical therapy can also remedy tendon inflammation. Physical therapy may involve a variety of techniques, including exercise, stretching, E-stim, and other treatment modalities.
Strengthening exercises can also produce functional mobility. If you have been struggling to participate in your favorite activities or you have felt weak using the tendons, building strength and mobility will be an important part of your treatment process.
Finally, a chiropractor will provide lifestyle recommendations. For example, your chiropractor may recommend that you wear a brace or incorporate nutritious foods into your diet to promote healing.
Schedule Chiropractic Care for Tendonitis Today
California Chiropractic provides treatment for residents of Los Angeles, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth. If you are trying to find treatment for tendonitis, call our office at (818) 550-6694 to set up your first appointment.