Tendonitis

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Your tendons are the thick fibrous tissues that connect your muscle to your bone. When injured or overused, you may develop tendonitis, which causes joint pain. The health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, offers cutting-edge treatment for tendonitis to alleviate pain and promote healing of the inflamed tissue. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Tendonitis Q & A

What is tendonitis?

Irritation or inflammation of your tendon causes tendonitis. Though tendonitis may affect any tendon in your body, it most often causes shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or heel pain. 

Though you may develop tendonitis after an acute injury, you’re more likely to develop the condition when you overuse your joint. The repeated stress may be related to your occupation or hobby.

Common types of tendonitis include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Pitcher’s arm
  • Jumper’s knee

Though these types of tendonitis are associated with specific sports, you may develop tennis elbow if you’re a painter or butcher, or jumper’s knee if you’re a carpet installer. 

What are tendonitis symptoms?

You’re most likely to experience tendonitis symptoms at the site where your tendon attaches to the bone. Common symptoms include:

  • Dull achy pain
  • Pain when using the affected limb
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

Though you can take care of your tendonitis at home, contact Sensor Medica Clinic to schedule an evaluation if your symptoms persist or worsen. 

What can I expect during a tendonitis evaluation?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic takes an integrative approach to care and conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come in with concerns about tendonitis.

During your exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, including when they started, activities that worsen your symptoms, and the type of pain you feel. They ask questions about your medical history, occupation, hobbies, and general lifestyle habits. 

Your provider then performs a physical exam focused on the site of your tendonitis. 

Though the experts at Sensor Medica Clinic diagnose tendonitis after a physical exam, they may request imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to rule out other causes of your pain. 

How is tendonitis treated?

Sensor Medica Clinic is an innovative physical medicine practice that officers cutting-edge therapies to promote tissue healing and alleviate pain. 

Some of the treatment options for tendonitis may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Ergonomic therapy
  • Bracing
  • Shockwave and laser therapy to accelerate healing and reduce pain
  • Amniotic stem cell injections to repair damaged tissue

You can expect regular follow-up appointments with your provider at Sensor Medica Clinic to monitor your healing and adjust your plan as needed. 

Tendonitis may affect your ability to work or engage in your favorite hobby. To get relief from your pain, contact Sensor Medica Clinic by phone or schedule an appointment online today.