Tendinitis (also called tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. Incorrect posture at work or home or poor stretching or conditioning before exercise or playing sports also increases a person’s risk.
Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle. The most common places are:
•Base of the thumb
The symptoms of tendinitis include:
•Pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding area. Pain may gradually build up or be sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present.
•Loss of motion.
Acupuncture works very well for tendinitis. We have seen patients with all body parts of tendinitis with great success. If you have tendinitis, you should contact us for a consultation. We will explain to you how acupuncture works for tendinitis and why our treatment technique is unique.