Can Acupuncture Help Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is a condition caused by the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, usually in the upper or lower limbs of the body. This can happen through repetitive impact or a more sudden injury through activities such as slips and falls, unexpected strains, sports, or other activities.
Typical Symptoms of tendonitis are pain or a dull ache during movement at the site of the affected tendon, tenderness, and mild swelling.
Western Medicine Treatments
Common treatments for tendonitis are corticosteroids (steroids0 or over the counter medications such as aspirin, Aleve or ibuprofen. It is also advised to stop the activity, motion, or sport that may be causing the injury and to rest the area. A bandage or split may help reduce movement in the area. Ice applied to the area may also help. For more persistent and/or consistent pain, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, local anaesthetic injections, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy may be needed. If pain lasts more than a year with no relief, surgery may be needed in the area affected, at times arthroscopy is used to re-align the tendon.
Treating Tendonitis with Acupuncture
Tendons are connected to muscles and acupuncture excels at treating muscular related issues. The
My Experience with TreatingTendonitis
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