Tendonitis Treatment in Dallas
At SPORT, we will identify the source of your pain and then utilize state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques that focus on restoring your range of motion with top of the line tendonitis treatment in Dallas.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is an inflammation that can develop in a tendon. In most cases, tendonitis results from overuse of a joint. Most common symptoms include pain and tenderness. Most cases of tendonitis are relieved with rest and anti-inflammatory medications.
What Causes Tendonitis?
Tendonitis results when the tendons are irritated. It develops because of overuse, injury, structural abnormalities, or diseases, such as arthritis and diabetes. Tendonitis commonly occurs at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and heel.
How Does Tendonitis Feel?
Tendonitis will cause pain and tenderness, especially near a joint. The pain may increase with movement or activity and may be present at night. The skin covering your tendon may be warm and red, possibly inflamed.
How is Tendonitis Diagnosed?
Dr. Berry can diagnose tendonitis by reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical examination. He may ask about circumstances that may have contributed to your condition, and will examine your muscles and tendons and will ask you to perform certain movements against resistance. It’s important to note that there are specific examinations for each tendon.
What is the Best Treatment for Tendonitis?
There are several different treatment options available to reduce pain and inflammation. A splint, cast, or brace may be necessary to allow your tendons to rest and heal. Dr. Berry may recommend using an ice pack, anti-inflammatory medications, or cortisone injections. Physical or occupational therapy can help to restore function and prevent future injury.
Does Tendonitis Ever Go Away?
Surgery may be necessary to relieve chronic changes or inflammation around a tendon, especially with non-surgical treatments fail. Chronic tendonitis can cause a tendon to degenerate and tear. Tendonitis surgery may be required to repair tendons that rupture as a result of chronic degeneration and inflammation, as well.
How Long Does Tendonitis Take To Heal?
Recovery from tendonitis is individualized and depends on many factors. Which tendon is injured is usually the determining factor.
You may prevent tendonitis by stretching and exercising to keep your muscles strong and flexible. Stretching properly before physical activity is important.