Often referred to as runner’s knee, tennis elbow, or swimmer’s shoulder, tendonitis is a common, yet often painful condition that can affect your everyday activities. Our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics, with offices in Flemington, Bridgewater and Washington, New Jersey, is trained to diagnose and treat all types of tendon problems, including tendonitis. To receive an initial consultation and physical exam, call or use the online booking tool today.
Tendons are cords that attach muscles to bones. Tendonitis results when tendons become irritated or inflamed. Most often, tendonitis occurs around your elbows, shoulders, knees, heels, and wrists. It often occurs gradually over a period of time.
Individuals typically experience symptoms of tendonitis where the tendon attaches to the bone, but the problem can also be in the middle of the tendon. Common symptoms of tendonitis include:
Our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics aim to not only treat your immediate needs but also to educate you and provide you with the tools needed for long-lasting results.
Physicians typically diagnose tendonitis during your initial consultation and physical exam. During a physical exam, your physician pinpoints areas of tenderness and attempts to replicate the symptoms by moving the affected area. The consultation focuses on your health history and includes a series of questions that address:
In some cases, the signs and symptoms that a patient experiences may align with other conditions. If the team needs to rule out other causes, they order X-rays to confirm the tendonitis diagnosis.
At MidJersey Orthopaedics, our experienced team focuses on eliminating your pain and reducing the inflammation. Typically, you can treat mild tendonitis with self-care measures such as:
If you continue to experience symptoms that interfere with your daily life, it is important to notify MidJersey Orthopaedics to discuss further treatment options.
More advanced treatment options for tendonitis include:
MidJersey Orthopaedics also utilizes a Class IV medical laser with dual-wavelength technology to treat tendonitis and reduce pain. Benefits of the laser include:
To receive further information about tendonitis and the treatment options available at MidJersey Orthopaedics, call or use the online booking tool today.