We all know the old joke about doctors and patients: The patient complains, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this,” and the doctor replies, “well, stop doing that.”
Unfortunately, it’s just not that easy. In many cases, particularly when it comes to tendonitis, patients must continue an activity because it is related to their job. Other tendonitis patients simply don’t want to give up their favorite healthy activities such as tennis, golf, or gardening. What all of these patients have in common is the search for a way to go forward in their lives without pain or restricted movement.
I think another common experience for tendonitis sufferers is the use of prescription painkillers, over-the-counter pain relievers, and steroid injections. Considering that these medications and treatments can only provide temporary relief (while damaging the body in the process with harmful side effects), it’s pretty important to find healthy, drug-free treatments for tendonitis.
Fortunately, there are a number of proven, holistic options for patients with tendonitis. These include chiropractic care, low level laser therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
Let’s explore each of these a little further:
If we break down the word ‘tendonitis,’ we see that it is a disorder of inflammation (‘itis’) in the tendons. This inflammation is what is causing your pain. Chiropractic care reduces inflammation by realigning the spine to its optimal position and ensuring that the nervous system is in good working order. Chiropractic also increases mobility in the body’s joints, thereby lessening pain and inflammation. Motion is restored when a controlled force is applied to joints that have become restricted.
Low Level Laser Therapy stimulates the cells in damaged tissues to increase cell division, circulation, and oxygen supply. All of these actions speed healing time, reduce inflammation and pain, and promote tissue regeneration.
Stretching and strengthening the muscles and tendons is very important. Physical Therapy can help by using range-of-motion exercises and other techniques to restore the tendon’s ability to function properly. Physical therapy also improves healing and works to prevent future tendonitis-related injuries.
Another proven therapy for tendonitis is Acupuncture. This ancient Chinese practice can help with providing much-needed blood supply to affected tendons (tendons that are most vulnerable to tendonitis generally do not have sufficient circulation). This increased blood supply helps to speed the healing process. Acupuncture also assists the body in producing endorphins, which are natural painkillers made by the body.
How Can Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center Help with Tendonitis?
Our holistic wellness center, located in Red Bank, NJ, offers all of the above treatments in the resolution of tendonitis. We also offer deep tissue massage, a comprehensive diagnostic process, as well as the very best practitioners. Visit our offices to learn more about how we can best approach your tendonitis or other health concerns.
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