Before getting to the therapy part of it, it is essential to note that some risk factors are involved in the development of the disease. One of them is the age. It has been reported that as people age, the tendons tend to become less flexible, making injuring them easy. Additionally, the profession of a person plays a part in the development of the problem too. For example, if your job involves repetitive movements, awkward positions, exertion, and forceful reaching, you are at risk of developing Tendonitis.
A therapist can diagnose Tendonitis through a physical exam. However, they might request X-rays and other imaging tests to ascertain the condition is present. Once it is confirmed, the therapist will tailor a treatment plan aimed at reducing inflammation, tenderness, and pain. It is also possible for you to handle it on your own, primarily through the use of over-the-counter medicine and ice.
One of the most common medications offered buy doctors are pain relievers. Medication such as aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and many others can effectively eliminate the pain and discomfort. Creams and anti-inflammatory medicines can come in handy too!
Corticosteroids can also be used to treat Tendonitis. The doctor might choose to inject medication near the affected area as a means of reducing the inflammation. This will reduce the tenderness and relieve the pain gradually.
Another available treatment is the PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) method. This involves taking your blood sample and separating the platelets and other curative agents in it. This can then be injected around the affected area to treat it. The method is still under research, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Massage, physical therapy, and ultrasound therapy can all help to break up soft tissue adhesions. These therapies may help to lessen inflammation and pain. And we have the best at our Brampton facility to help you with all these.
It is possible to reduce your chances of getting this problem. Some suggestions include
- Easing up. Do not engage in activities that exert excessive pressure on the body and tendons. Therefore, if you engage in any activity and realize that it causes pain, it would be best to stop it.
- Establish a pain-free routine. Please do not engage in any exercises that cause pain to you, no matter how important you deem them to be.
- Regular stretching. After every exercise (or heavily involving job), ensure that you stretch to maximize your joints’ motion range.
- Adopt workplace ergonomics. If possible, you can ergonomically assess your work desk, chair, and space to ensure that they are of the recommended measurements. This includes the armrests, keyboard and computer positions, and the distance when you reach for things.