Chiropractic treatment for Tendinitis

Tendinopathies are divided into tendinitis, that is, inflammation of the tendon tissue itself; tenosynovitis, the inflammation of the synovial sheath that covers them, and finally tendinosis.

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What is Tendinitis?

That is, the degenerative process of one or more tendon structures. The most common tendinitis is epicondylitis, patellar tendonitis, knee tendonitis, pubalgia, shoulder tendonitis, biceps tendonitis and the one affecting the Achilles tendon.

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Tendinitis is characterized by three symptoms: pain and swelling on direct palpation of the tendon, pain upon contraction of your contracted muscle and pain to the forced passive extension of the affected muscle. Tendinitis can also be a manifestation of a systemic disease like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. Both complete and partial tendon rupture causes sudden, sharp pain after a particular movement.

When doing physical activity, it is possible that the pain disappears as a result of the warm up and then reappears at the end of the exercise. Tendons have a slower regeneration capacity than muscle structures to which they adhere, but they are also much more resistant, and therefore difficult to injure under normal conditions. However, the repeated overload carried out by athletes can cause micro-injuries that tissue cells cannot repair in a short time. In the case of the Achilles tendon, overload can be caused by continuous jumping and related landings, an excess of pronation-supination of the foot with a consequent traction above the normal tendon but also from running with tired muscles.

Shoulder tendonitis is born with repetitive movements of the shoulder and is most of the time underestimated and considered as a consequence of an erroneous movement that happens in a short time. In fact, if it becomes a chronic pathology it can cause continuous and even intense pain; it can even severely undermine the muscle strength of the affected joint.

Chiropractic treatment for tendinitis

The most common tendonitis treatment consists of immediate rest, applying cold compresses (ice, frozen air cryotherapy, clay, cold ointments) for a few days. Nevertheless, a chiropractic checkup in time to diagnose the ailment and a chiropractic treatment plan for tendonitis will be able to relieve your pain quickly, as well as to investigate the true origin and reason that has caused the tendonitis, in order to stop the process and treat the cause of the problem.

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Step by step treatment

Chiropractic is a discipline that focuses on detecting and correcting subluxations, which are oftentimes the origin and responsible for the tendonitis. By restoring the vertebrae to their natural position, interferences are eliminated and the nervous system recovers its optimal functioning and control over the affected areas. Therefore, pain and disorders disappear and health is restored. Unlike traditional medicine, chiropractic not only treats a symptom, such as pain. On the contrary, it locates and treats the origin and the cause of the problem in a natural way, without resorting to medication or surgery and their side effects, thus releasing nervous interferences responsible for the painful dysfunction.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

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