When the thick cord of tissue know as a tendon becomes irritated or inflamed, tendinitis results.

Tendinitis  occurs when thick. fibrous, connective tissue becomes inflamed and irritated

Tendinitis occurs when thick. fibrous, connective tissue becomes inflamed and irritated

A tendon plays an important role in the body as it attaches our bones to the muscle.  

The pain associated with tendinitis is usually described as a dull ache and tenderness, especially when using the affected area. While tendinitis can occur in any tendon in the body, it is typically found in these areas: 

  • thumb
  • elbow
  • shoulder
  • hip
  • knee
  • Achilles tendon

Tendinitis more frequently results from overuse and repetitive impact on the same area. There are many activities that can cause tendinitis, including regular and frequent housework and gardening, carpentry and certain sports like tennis and cycling. Activities such as jumping, pitching, golfing and swimming can all cause tendinitis.

According to the ACA, in some cases joint manipulation can be helpful with pain reduction and more rapid recovery. We can determine if this procedure will be helpful in your case.

If you are experiencing persistent pain in any of these areas, we can help alleviate the discomfort. Questions? Contact us today.