Tendinitis is a condition in which the tendon that connects the bone to the muscle is injured. Tendinitis happens when repetitive motion and excess friction cause pressure to build up. In more severe cases the injury can cause the shoulder to freeze up and lose motion. It usually happens in the shoulder but can also happen in the thumb, elbow, hip, or knee. This most commonly happens in people over 40 and/or people who require work with their hands.
When you visit your local Woodbury Chiropractor, Dr. Tyler Peterson will diagnose tendinitis by taking x-rays and reviewing them for swelling that may malign your spine. X-rays also help to rule out fractures that can disguise as tendinitis. Once it is diagnosed, the first step is spinal manipulation. At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we use a gentle technique known as Torque Release. With this technique, your local chiropractor is able to target the specific misalignment and make the gentle adjustment with a instrument known as the IntegratorⓇ.
It is important to treat tendinitis before the pain becomes chronic or leads to a tear of the tendon (once this happens, surgery is required). This is why we want to help you prevent surgery and ultimately, save you money!
Give us a call at (651) 207-6182 to schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Tyler to see how we can help your body heal naturally, without surgery! Same day appointments are available at our Woodbury clinic!