Drug-Free Tendinitis Care from Kentucky Chiropractors
Pain when you try to move a particular part of your body may be the product of an inflammatory condition called tendinitis. If you want to achieve lasting tendinitis pain relief, you need more than just painkillers. You need to treat the underlying issues that caused the tendinitis in the first place. Chiropractors here at Bluegrass Chiro can treat your musculoskeletal problems to give you natural, effective relief from your aches and pains.
A Common Cause of Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, and Other Complaints
Tendons are the connective tissues that actually allow your body to move. Muscle contraction means nothing unless those muscles are attached to bones, and tendons provide that vital connection. As you can imagine, the tendons in your body do a great deal of work, day after day and year after year. Sometimes, however, they can become overworked. All too often, the results include knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, or some other kind of joint pain related to tendinitis (tendon inflammation).
Tendinitis and repetitive motion tend to go together. If one joint is performing the same action countless times each day, the tendons that serve the joint can start to tear. These tiny tears don't get a proper chance to heal as long as you're overusing the affected tendons. The tissue grows increasingly stiff, painful, and inflamed, possibly to the point that you can no longer perform that motion at all. Common examples of tendinitis include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Jumper's knee
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer's elbow
In some cases, a tendon may tear all of a sudden, producing acute tendinitis that slowly fades as the tendon heals itself.
Your Source for Natural Tendinitis Pain Relief
There are plenty of anti-inflammatory drugs on the market, but these substances can't address the structural imbalances that make you vulnerable to tendinitis in the first place. They only reduce pain and swelling temporarily. For a lasting answer, come to Bluegrass Chiro for evaluation and treatment. We can confirm a case of tendinitis while also evaluating your spinal alignment, muscle balance, work or sports habits, and other contributing factors. Our Southern Kentucky chiropractor can then devise a tendinitis pain relief plan using chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, lifestyle counseling, and nutritional suggestions for minimizing inflammation.
Schedule Your Treatment at Bluegrass Chiro
You deserve the right to move freely and painlessly, so claim that right by calling any of our Bluegrass Chiro offices. The sooner you see a chiropractor at our clinic, the sooner you'll feel like your old self again!