Tendinitis is a type of injury that occurs with overuse. It results when a tendon, the thick cord that attaches the bone to the muscle, becomes inflammation or irritated due to an impact or injury. The damage occurs when the body is unable to rebuild the tendon with adequate rest.
Because tendonitis is most caused by repetitive stress—commonly from a sports injury or work stress—rest is the most important factor. However, the following ten treatment options have proven successful before considering surgery…
Acupuncture is aimed at increasing the blood supply and blood circulation to the affected tendon, which in turn encourage the release of endorphins and serotonin (the body’s natural pain relievers). Acupuncture can reduce inflammation of the affected joint through needling not only the affected area, but other areas of the body that have been known to cause tendonitis. Oftentimes this can be adequate relief from pain associated with tendonitis, with no need for prescription painkillers.
Tendonitis can turn into a chronic occurrence if it isn’t treated, so it’s important to find a treatment to relieve the swelling and pain whenever you experience it. Many people get tendonitis in the hand, wrist and forearm, and even experience numbness and tingling in the affected area. While acupuncture is often a successful method to treat these symptoms, sometimes it is unable to help because of the cause of the problem. A licensed acupuncturist can evaluate your case and determine if they are able to help.