Chronic Tendonitis – What’s New In Treatment? By Nathan Wei
So, you’ve been diagnosed with tendonitis and you’ve gone through the usual types of treatment programs like physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, and even cortisone shots.
What else is available?
Before we discuss the exciting new ways of managing chronic tendonitis, let’s talk about what tendonitis is and what it isn’t.
Tendons are thick cords of fibrous tissue that connect muscles to bones. It is this connection that allows joint motion. When muscles contract, they pull on the tendons which cause the bones to move.
In order for tendons to glide they move inside a lubricated sheath of tissue that is lined with synovial tissue. This synovial tissue is the same type of tissue that lines the inside of joints. Tendonitis occurs when the sheath through which a tendon glides becomes inflamed. This leads to severe pain. The pain usually gets …