Treatment for Chronic Tendon Disease (Chronic Tendonitis) in Freehold & Monroe Township, NJ
Tendons are rope-like bundles or bands of strong, smooth fibers that attach muscle to bone. They are designed to withstand tension and transfer force from the muscle to the bone to produce the movement of joints.
Occasionally, with repetitive or prolonged activities, forceful exertion, awkward or static postures, or localized mechanical stress, tendon fibers can tear apart in much the same way a rope becomes frayed, causing the tendon to become inflamed. This inflammation of the tendon is called tendonitis, and it can cause pain, tenderness, and mild swelling at the point where the tendon attaches to the bone. Most cases of tendinitis respond to self-care measures, but if not treated properly, the symptoms may persist, leading to chronic tendon disease.
Chronic tendinitis can occur in any tendon, but it most frequently affects the tendons around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Some of the most common types of tendinitis are associated with certain sports that involve repetitive motions, such as:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Swimmer’s shoulder
- Jumper’s knee
- Pitcher’s shoulder
Treatment for Chronic Tendon Disease at AOSMI
Often, taking care of tendinitis on your own using rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers may be all of the treatment that you need. However, if these measures don’t succeed in reducing your symptoms, the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute may be able to help. At our facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey, we offer treatments for chronic tendon disease that aim to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. A few of the treatment options we may recommend for chronic tendinitis include:
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
If you would like to learn more about how we can help treat your chronic tendon disease, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ.