Tendonitis is the irritation or inflammation of a tendon that causes pain, swelling and discomfort.
Tendonitis can happen anywhere in the body and is often caused by tight muscles and overuse. Repetitive stress leads to micro-tears that inflame and weaken the tendon in the elbow, knee, shoulder, hip and Achilles’ tendon. When this condition affects the knee, it is sometimes referred to as “runner’s knee.”
Common treatments include:
- RICE – rest, ice, compression, elevation
- Slowly increasing exercise duration or intensity
- Stretching regularly
- Adding strengthening exercises like lunges or squats to your routine
- Corticosteroid injections to decrease inflammation and pain
- Physical therapy
If you’re experiencing regular pain or swelling, scheduling an appointment with a doctor can ensure that you get the right diagnosis and treatment. Timely assessment and adjustments for these issues can head off worsening injuries or long-term issues.
Why Choose NGPG?
NGPG Sports Medicine works with each person – no matter their injury level – to develop a treatment plan that leads to the best possible outcome. We tailor our treatments to your specific injury, limited movement or pain – helping you to return to your normal activities as quickly as possible. The experience of our board-certified sports medicine doctors ensures that our patients have access to the best expertise in order to get the right diagnosis and treatment plan to get them back on track.