Tendonitis Treatment and Repair
Managing and Treating Tendonitis
Tendonitis is the inflammation of the connective tissue joining your bones and muscles, which is called the tendon. When these tendons become inflamed from activity, continual strain, or injury, the resulting effect is the condition called tendonitis. Tendonitis can present in many different locations of your body, like the shoulders, wrists, knees, heel, among others. The most common of these locations is the area of the heel, also known as Achilles tendonitis.
If your ankle doctor has told you that you are suffering from tendonitis, you will be presented with many options for treatment, dependent on the severity of your condition. Your treatment will generally start with a therapy referred to as the R.I.C.E. treatment. The name stands for the treatment itself which consists of rest or immobilization of the injured area, ice to help relieve the inflammation, compression to relieve the strain and aid in the healing process, and finally elevation to relieve the pain and inflammation.
Along with the R.I.C.E. treatment will be physical therapy. This treatment will help you to increase your range of motion while strengthening the affected tendons. One final option if your tendonitis is severe and relief is not found, is surgery to repair the damaged tendon, followed by physical therapy and rest.
Relief From Tendonitis Pain
in Utah County
Finding relief from your tendonitis pain in Utah County is achievable with a visit to your podiatrist. Your doctor will take X-rays and access the damage that has been caused to your tendons and recommend the proper course of tendonitis treatment for your needs. Left untreated your tendonitis can progress and cause symptoms such as stiffness, limited range of motion, pain not relieved with rest or pain medications, swelling and inflammation in the affected area, and in some cases as with severe cases of Achilles tendonitis the rupture of the tendon.
Your feet are a very important part of your daily life. Make sure you keep them in good shape by applying these recommended at-home remedies. We promise that you will start to feel a difference in the way your feet feel and function. We are looking forward to working with you.