Chronic Tendon Injuries
Chronic tendon injuries are a very common problem, especially for athletes. Our chiropractor at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, CA, can help treat these injuries by performing chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to the affected area.
What Are Chronic Tendon Injuries?
Tendons are tough, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. They are responsible for transmitting the force generated by muscles to the bones, which results in movement. However, tendons can be injured due to overuse or repetitive motions. When this happens, it is referred to as a tendon injury.
Tendon injuries can range from mild to severe. Mild tendon injuries are known as tendonitis, while more severe tendon injuries are called tendinosis. Both conditions can be extremely painful and make it very difficult to move the affected limb.
Symptoms of Tendon Injuries
The most common symptom of a tendon injury is pain. This pain can be mild to severe, often worse when the affected limb is used. Other symptoms of tendon injuries include:
The area around the injury may be tender to the touch. It may also be swollen or warm to the touch.
You may notice that the range of motion in the affected limb is reduced.
You may feel like the affected limb is weak or unstable.
Causes of Tendon Injuries
Tendon injuries are caused by various things, including:
Overuse is when a particular activity is done repetitively, such as running or playing a sport. This can lead to the tendons getting irritated and inflamed, eventually resulting in a tendon injury.
As we age, our tendons become less flexible and more prone to injury.
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, can increase the risk of developing a tendon injury.
Chiropractic Treatment for Tendon Injuries
Chiropractic care is a great treatment option for tendon injuries. Chiropractors are trained to provide manipulative treatments that can help reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Some treatments include:
Laser therapy involves shining lasers on the injured area in order to help promote healing and to help reduce pain. Laser therapy is largely safe as long as the proper precautions are followed.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a type of therapy that targets specific areas of the body in pain. This therapy can help release the muscle spasms that often occur with tendon injuries.
Ice therapy can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the affected area. It is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments.
Contact Our Chiropractor at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center Today!
Our chiropractor at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, CA, can help if you are suffering from a tendon injury. We offer a variety of chiropractic treatments that can help reduce pain and improve the range of motion. Contact us at (805) 494-1339 to schedule an appointment!