Do you have elbow pain? Knee pain? Tendinitis pain relief starts at your Austin chiropractor.
Chiropractors are well-known as experts in treating whiplash, back pain, and neck pain. But your chiropractor can also help you with elbow pain, knee pain, and tendinitis pain relief. Here are four things you need to know about chiropractic treatment of tendinitis from Dr. Roy A. Logan, your Austin chiropractor.
You can need tendinitis treatment almost anywhere on your body.
Tendinitis is a condition of pain and inflammation in the tendon, the tissue that connects bone to muscle. Tendinitis can occur almost anywhere a tendon is present, including the Achilles heel, the knees, the hips, the shoulders, the elbows, and the thumbs.
Just about anyone can need tendinitis treatment.
Tendinitis is caused by the aging and weakening of the tendon, so it's more common people over the age of 40. However, anyone who works out hard, plays hard, or works hard can develop a need for tendinitis pain relief. We see cases of tendinitis brought on by football, gardening, housework, and even crocheting.
Medical treatments for tendinitis pain relief often cause side effects.
The standard medical intervention for tendinitis pain is an injection of prednisone or prednisolone, which are corticosteroid ("steroid") drugs. A shot of steroids will relieve inflammation and reduce pain. However, steroids can have side effects. They can trigger flushing of the face. If you have a form of acne known as rosacea, this may trigger a breakout. If you have high blood pressure, your blood pressure will go up for a few days. If you have diabetes, your blood sugars will go up for a few days. You can lose subcutaneous fat where the doctor gives you the injection. This will cause a dimple that will become permanent. And their injection to give you tendinitis pain relief may cause pain of its own for several days to a week.
Your chiropractor takes a different approach to tendinitis pain relief.
When you make an appointment with your chiropractor, you are almost certainly expecting pain relief. Quick relief of pain is accomplished by quick manual therapy. Depending on your needs, the chiropractor may use an active release technique or spinal manipulation to bring the tissue back into good alignment. But your chiropractor will do something else that is just as important.
Chiropractors are trained in recognizing the causes of pain. Many people who are told they have tendinitis actually have a very different condition called tendonosis. In tendinosis, the underlying problem is that the tendon isn't able to make the collagen it needs to stay strong. Your chiropractor can tell the difference between tendinitis and tendonosis and give you the holistic program you need to recover from either condition — or both.
Get relief for elbow pain and knee pain, start your tendinitis pain relief now.
You don't have to keep suffering from knee and elbow pain. You can finally get relief for your tendinitis pain. Make an appointment with your Austin chiropractor Dr. Logan today.