Joint Tendonitis

Sheen Vein & Cosmetics
St. Louis, MO

Joint Tendonitis

Understanding Joint Tendonitis

Joint Tendonitis, often referred to as tendonitis, is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. This condition causes pain and tenderness near the joints and is often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.

Causes and Symptoms

Tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons, but it's most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Some common names for various tendonitis problems are tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, pitcher's shoulder, swimmer's shoulder, and jumper's knee. Symptoms include pain in the tendon which is worsened by movement, swelling, and a sensation of heat or burning around the affected area.

Treatment Options at Sheen Vein & Cosmetics

At Sheen Vein & Cosmetics, we provide an array of treatment options for Joint Tendonitis. Our approach done by using Photobiomodulation. The PBM therapy enhances the healing mechanisms in and around the inflamed tendon. This helps to decrease the inflammation and irritation and thus allows the tendon to heal which in turn mitigates the discomfort.

Preventative Measures

Although Tendonitis can be a painful and debilitating condition, it's largely preventable. Regular strength and flexibility exercises can help ensure that your muscles and tendons remain in good health. Additionally, taking breaks during repetitious activities and using equipment that's appropriate for your body size and strength can significantly reduce your risk of Tendonitis.