Tendonitis in Stillwater MN?

What is Tendonitis in Stillwater MN?

Is It Just Back Pain in Stillwater?

Pain from tendonitis is not something you have to live with if you know what to do when and if it strikes. Tendonitis (aka Tendinitis) is defined in our Stillwater MN chiropractic clinic as inflammation of a tendon. A Tendon connects muscle to bone, unlike Ligaments which connect bone to bone. When Tendons become inflamed they can cause pain, and weakness, and can make many activities almost unbearable! Although we have hundreds of tendons in our bodies, there is really only a handful that will typically cause problems.

Common locations to develop Tendonitis in Stillwater MN

  • Elbow - Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow
  • Knee - Patellar Tendonitis
  • Heel - Achilles Tendonitis
  • Wrist & Hands - Texting Thumb, Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger
  • Shoulder - Rotator Cuff/Bicep Tendonitis

Why Does It Happen?
Tendonitis can develop when a person overuses or injures a tendon, for example, during sports or repetitive activities. It is normally linked to an acute injury with inflammation.

Self Help For Tendonitis

Mild to moderate tendonitis is actually easy to treat if you deal with it early and properly. When tendonitis pain is first noticed it's best to avoid or modify the activity that caused it and to ice the injured area.

But, the problem with this approach is that many times you can't avoid to activity that caused it. For example, if you have tendonitis in your wrist and you work on a computer all day, it's going to be tough to not use your wrist or hand for 2 weeks. Sometimes braces or straps are effective at relieving pain and taking pressure off the injured tendon.

When tendonitis is due to exercise it's usually best to modify that exercise or avoid it together until the tendon heals and the swelling subsides.

If icing and avoiding activity do not help and tendonitis pain persists, it's time to seek help.

Laser Therapy For Tendonitis

When tendonitis gets bad enough that resting and icing don't help, that's where Laser Therapy comes in. Laser Therapy will directly help to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. I've personally seen this hundred of times with people that had tendonitis so bad or for so long that they were literally at their wits' end.

Depending on the severity of the problem and the specific tendon involved, a series of treatments are typically needed to get the problem under control and healing.

Please contact me directly with any questions at (651) 430-3229 or schedule an appointment online here.

Dr. Hanson


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Bridgeview Chiropractic & Laser

13481 60th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 430-3229