Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC
Rheumatology & Allergy & Immunology located in Manchester, CT
Your tendons are the thick, fibrous tissue that holds your muscles to your bones. Repetitive motion or overuse can lead to inflammation of your tendon, referred to as tendonitis, and cause pain that may affect your quality of life. The experienced team at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC in Manchester and Middletown, Connecticut, provide treatment for tendonitis to reduce your pain and prevent a recurrence. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today for an evaluation.
Tendonitis Q & A
What is tendonitis?
Tendonitis is a medical term used to describe inflammation in your tendon, which is the connective tissue that attaches your muscle to your bone. You can develop the inflammation in any tendon, but it most often affects the tendons found in your wrist, elbow, shoulders, knees, and heels.
Tendonitis goes by many different names depending on the location of the inflammation, including:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Swimmer’s shoulder
With tendonitis, you may experience pain around the affected area, as well as tenderness and swelling. You may also notice that the pain is worse with movement. The team at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC can provide treatment to reduce your discomfort, promote healing, and get you back to doing the things you love.
What causes tendonitis?
In most cases, tendonitis develops due to repetitive motion that stresses your connective tissue. You may develop the inflammation because of the tasks at your job, such as a butcher cutting meat all day, or from a hobby, such as the repetitive motion of your golf swing.
While you may be able to get some relief from your pain with rest and ice, without proper treatment you can risk rupture of the tendon. For the management of your tendonitis, contact the team at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC.
How is tendonitis diagnosed?
Your specialist at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC conducts a comprehensive examination when you come to the office with concerns about pain in or around your joint. During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your symptoms and lifestyle, as well as your medical history. They may also recommend diagnostic imaging to assess the damage or rule out other causes of your pain.
How is tendonitis treated?
Your specialist at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC creates a personalized treatment plan for the management and healing of your tendonitis. Your treatment plan may include:
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Physical therapy
If your tendonitis doesn’t improve with conservative measures, other treatments such as surgery may be necessary.
Tendonitis can keep you from your job or your hobbies. For relief from your pain, call the specialists at Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, LLC or schedule an appointment online today.
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