Tendonitis is a fairly common musculoskeletal problem which is the result of excess strain to the soft tissue, in particular, the tendons.
A tendon is a connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone.
When the tendon is inflamed, it may be painful, swollen, warm to the touch and possibly associated with a grinding sensation.
Tendonitis is a common problem as the result of repetitive movements, such as working in a factory, on a computer or while playing sports. It can be acute pain or a chronic problem and more common as we age.
Help for tendonitis
It’s important to identify the likely cause of the stress to the tendon and remove or at least reduce it. If there’s damage or irritation to the tissue, it may be beneficial to try other approaches such as:
- Cold LASER Therapy
- Stretching techniques
- Braces to help support the area and reduce stress on the tissue
If you’re suffering from tendonitis, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. We offer services that can help you. 519-258-8544
The pain and inflammation of muscle, tendons, and ligaments from Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries occur as a result of repetitious movements in our work or our lifestyle and leisure activities. These injuries can affect adults of all ages as well as children.
With a significant portion of the workforce area engaged in repetitive work as well as all the great activities available in the region, Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries (RSI) are quite common in Windsor – Essex County.
Types of Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Trigger Finger
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
- Ligament Strains or Tears
- Bone Spurs
Symptoms of RSI can include pain, tenderness or pulsating feelings in the affected area as well as loss of sensation, ‘pins and needles’ and/or a loss of strength.
Although analgesics can help temporarily ‘mask’ the symptoms of pain and inflammation of RSI; at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, we prefer to take a healing approach with Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT).
How does LLLT help with RSI?
LLLT penetrates up to 4 inches into affected tissues and encourages cellular regeneration and simulates the body’s natural healing abilities.
LLLT causes vasodilatation which relaxes and widens the smooth muscle cells in blood vessels which improves blood flow to the affected area. LLLT also activates the lymphatic system which helps drain the swollen and painful areas. Because blood flow improves and inflammation decreases, pain is thereby lessened.
LLLT combined with other natural therapies can help provide relief and encourage the healing process. Consider:
- Taking regular, short breaks if possible from the activity that causes RSI
- Stretching and strengthening of the affected area
- Heat or cold therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
Remember to talk to your employer if you believe your RSI is work related.
If you’re suffering from Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries, we can help – and the therapies are likely to be covered by your employee health insurance benefits. Please call our office to make an appointment or for more information – 519-258-8544.