So what is tendonitis? It is inflammation of a tendon. So then you might ask what is a tendon. A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscles to a bone. There are over hundred tendons all over the body. Therefore, it only follows that tendonitis can occur in any part of the body.
When an area is over used or trauma has occurred (falling or hitting it directly) then it can become inflamed. When the swelling and inflammation do not go away within a couple days to weeks, then it becomes chronic. This is when it can turn into tendonitis, which leads to pain.
Tendonitis is most common in the upper and lower limbs, and is less common in the hips and torso. Tendonitis can vary by individual depending on the type, frequency and severity of the aggravating exercise. For example, swimmers tend to get it in their shoulders, rock climbers tend to get it in their fingers and hands, and runners tend to get it in their knees or calves.
Dr. Megan Reed at Peak Wellness and Chiropractic is expert at treating all forms of tendonitis such as hip, knee, shoulder, bicep, elbow, and patellar tendonitis.
If you are in Apex, NC and having any tendonitis symptoms, especially after an injury, please visit Apex Peak Wellness. Our hands on brand of family chiropractic will allow you to get back to doing the activities you love. While you are here, check out our new pricing.