Tendonitis Treatment in Waterford, MI
Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of a tendon, a tissue that connects muscles to bones. Usually, physical injuries cause the irritation, but infection or rheumatic are associated causes. Injury and overuse of a tendon aren’t just limited to athletes; individuals with more sedentary lifestyles can also struggle with tendonitis. Hobbies with repetitive movements, for example, can cause tendonitis over time.
Symptoms of tendonitis include pain, difficulty moving, and a grating or grinding sensation during movement. If you feel a sharp pain and hear a pop when the injury occurs, that may indicate a torn tendon, which is much more severe and usually needs immediate medical attention.
Resting and icing the injury can help significantly in many cases but consult a medical professional to help prevent the injury from getting worse or recurring in the future. A chiropractor can identify the motion that caused the injury and coach you to modify your movements to reduce future tendon strain and irritation.
A chiropractor can also help develop a treatment plan, including appropriate icing and elevation methods for your injury. A chiropractor may also partner with a physical therapist or other professional as needed to assign exercises and stretching regimens to help you recover.
In severe cases, steroid treatment or even surgery may be required to heal the tendon properly. Fortunately, proactive and professional tendonitis treatment early on usually keeps the injury from getting worse, avoiding the need for invasive procedures.
A professional and experienced chiropractor can make a significant difference in your recovery process. At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we pride ourselves on giving high-quality and personalized care in our comfortable office environment. Our combined experience makes it possible to both treat your existing injury and help you prevent future recurrences.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.