Tendinitis is a pain condition that occurs from repetitive activities. Michael Rizkalla, MD, Mahmud Ibrahim, MD, and the team at Revive Spine and Pain Center in Marlton, Hamilton Township, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, provide innovative treatments for tendinitis, relieving pain and restoring function. Call the office near you today or book an appointment online to learn more about treatments for tendinitis.
Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon. Tendons connect muscles to bone. The inflammatory condition may affect any tendon in the body. Tendinitis can be acute or chronic.
Acute tendinitis may occur after repeating the same movement over and over again, putting too much stress on the tendon. When left untreated, your condition becomes chronic, increasing the risk of tendon tears.
Tendinitis usually causes a dull aching pain where the tendon attaches to the bone, which may radiate into the muscle. If you have pain and tenderness in the heel of your foot that travels up into your Achilles tendon, you may have Achilles tendinitis.
Tendinitis may also affect the shoulder, knee, hip, or thumb.
The sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists at Revive Spine and Pain Center provide comprehensive care for acute and chronic tendinitis.
You can expect attentive care during your tendinitis consultation at Revive Spine and Pain Center. The team takes a patient-centered approach, spending the time needed to fully understand your pain condition and goals so they can create an effective treatment plan.
The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, when they started, and the activities that make them worse. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam. There’s no single test for diagnosing tendinitis, but the team may request X-rays to rule out other causes that might explain your pain.
The team at Revive Spine and Pain Center spends time talking to you about your tendinitis and treatment options. Then, together, you develop a plan to reduce discomfort and restore function.
Initial treatment for tendinitis includes activity modification, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and icing the area. If conservative care fails to improve your condition, the team may recommend steroid injections and physical therapy.
For chronic tendinitis, Revive Spine and Pain Center may use Tenex™ ultrasonic technology to remove the damaged tissue and stimulate the healing of the damaged tendon. This innovative tool may provide improvements from tendinitis within three to six weeks.
Tendinitis is an overuse injury that may affect your ability to work and play. Call Revive Spine and Pain Center today or book an appointment online for expert tendinitis care.