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Tendonitis and Treatment

Tendonitis is a condition that occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed due to overuse or injury. Tendonitis can affect the wrist and elbow and the forearm, biceps, knee, and Achilles.


Symptoms of tendonitis may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving the affected joint. In some cases, the pain may be severe enough to interfere with daily activities.


Treatment for tendonitis may include rest, physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain medication. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe stronger pain medication or recommend corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation. In some cases, surgery is necessary to repair damaged tendons.


Getting an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is essential if you are experiencing pain and lack of movement in your joints. A healthcare practitioner can recommend specific exercises and treatments to help reduce your pain and improve your mobility.


Types of Treatment

Massage therapy can be an effective treatment for tendonitis as it can help to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to the affected area. This can, in turn, help to reduce pain and improve mobility.


Different types of massage may be beneficial for people with tendonitis. They may include:


  • Deep tissue massage

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Swedish massage


Swedish massage is a gentle massage using long strokes and circular motions to relax the muscles and improve circulation.


Deep tissue massage is more intense to target the deeper layers of muscles and the connective tissues. It can be helpful for relieving chronic muscle tension and pain.


Trigger point therapy focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in muscles after injuries or overuse. Applying pressure to these "trigger points" can help to relieve pain and improve mobility.


It is important to consult with a massage therapist who has experience in treating tendonitis and can tailor the massage to your specific needs.

Questions we are Asked about Tendonitis

What is the root cause of Tendonitis?

Tendonitis can happen from overuse, strain, injury or improper or over-exercising. Tendonitis may be related to a disease such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or infection.


What are the symptoms to look for?

  • painful tendons when you move and the pain worsens.

  • challenges when moving joints.

  • when you move the tendon you hear crackling sounds or feel grating.

  • swelling, sometimes with heat or redness.

What causes Tendonitis to get worse?

  1. Using the affected tendon excessively can cause the inflammation to worsen.

  2. Not giving the affected tendon enough time to rest and recover can cause the inflammation to persist or worsen.

  3. Using poor form or technique when performing activities that involve the affected tendon can increase the strain on the tendon and cause the inflammation to worsen.

  4. Not getting enough nutrients makes it more difficult for the body to repair itself, including the affected tendon.

  5. Our tendons become less flexible as we age and are more prone to injury and inflammation.


Get in touch with our Massage Therapist Brent Ellis, RMT 

Appointments with Brent are available:

Wednesday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 7:30 pm

Friday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 3:30 pm

Relief From Tendonitis

(905) 662-9835

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Appointments with Brent are available:

Wednesday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 7:30 pm

Friday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 3:30 pm

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