Dr. Scott Anderson has 25 years of experience in tendinitis pain relief treatment
Golfers and tennis players are prone to elbow pain and knee pain caused by tendinitis. In a practice that specializes in the needs of people who play tennis and golf, Dr. Scott Anderson, your McMurray chiropractor, has treated thousands of cases of elbow pain and knee pain caused by tendinitis. Here's what you need to know about how your McMurray chiropractor can help you overcome tendinitis.
Tendinitis Usually Results From Repeated Movement
Tendinitis occurs at the point a tendon attaches to a bone. It is usually a dull ache associated with stiffness and swelling at the knee or elbow, or maybe it affects the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel. It can be caused by sudden movement, but more often tendinitis results from repetitive motion. If you do something the wrong way over and over again, you may damage your tendons. Dr. Anderson can give you some advice on correcting your swing or loosening your knee to prevent future tendinitis pain.
Tendinitis Isn't Just a Sports Injury
Many people have jobs that require repetitive motions that can lead to tendinitis. Work that involves:
- Awkward positions,
- Reaching overhead or reaching to higher shelves,
- Exposure to heavy vibration,
- Forceful exertion, or
- Any kind of repetitive motion
People tend to get tendinitis in the middle of their lives. When they are younger, their tendons are stronger. When they are older, they don't do as many repetitive motions. People aged 35 to 55 are the most likely to come in to see their chiropractor for tendinitis.
Painkillers Make Tendinitis Worse
Many people deal with the pain of tendinitis by gulping down aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or Ibuprofen. Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are successful for relieving pain, but they perpetuate the underlying problem. These drugs interfere with the body's ability to make the collagen needed to repair damaged tendons. As a result, the more over-the-counter painkillers you take the more over-the-counter painkillers you need. Stronger, narcotic painkillers are even worse in this regard.
Chiropractic Care Can Make a Dramatic Difference in Tendinitis Pain Relief
Chiropractors are experts in maintaining healthy connections in the body. Sometimes the tension you feel on a tendon in your elbow or knee or even heel is ultimately a problem with the alignment of your spine. Chiropractic adjustment can relieve the spinal tension that causes the tension in your ligament. Sometimes the problem is a "tight" muscle or a joint that is very slightly out of alignment, and there are even cases where the underlying problem is nutritional. Your chiropractor can address all of the causative issues that keep you having the pain of tendinitis. And your chiropractor can help you achieve pain relief without drugs.
Let Dr. Anderson Help You Overcome Tendinitis Pain
Your McMurray chiropractor Dr. Scott Anderson will help you get past the pain of tendinitis. Call us at 724-941-5805.