Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a by-product of an active lifestyle. Everyone has aches and pains, but tendonitis occurs when the body cannot overcome the stress on a spot where your tendon attaches to the bone. Mild symptoms can be treated with aspirin or ibuprofen, but when symptoms persist, it is time for treatment by a professional.

 What Causes Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a common ailment for sports enthusiasts, especially if you enjoy playing tennis, baseball, golf, basketball, running, bowling, or swimming, or if your job involves repetitive motions, vibration, reaching overhead, or forceful motions. Aging is also a factor in developing tendonitis, as tendons are less flexible as you age, and joints are more easily injured.

 Tendonitis develops in joints, specifically in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and the Achilles tendon. Symptoms usually include a dull ache, with mild swelling, and tenderness. You can treat mild tendonitis yourself, and rest the injured joint, but when the symptoms persist, and the pain interferes with everyday tasks, you need to see a professional for treatment.

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Why Choose Acupuncture?

 Acupuncture has been used over 5,000 years, and is a proven treatment for tendonitis. NYU’s Langone Medical Center states that acupuncture, “has shown considerable” benefit for treating the pain of tendonitis. Acupuncture works by decreasing inflammation in the affected tendon, while helping manage the pain. Tendonitis often becomes chronic for many sufferers, but a series of acupuncture treatments can bring relief. Because tendon irritation brings degeneration to the tendon, the injury needs a fresh blood supply and adequate oxygenation for healing. Acupuncture does just that, and also brings pain relief as you heal.

 Once your tendonitis responds to treatment, education is offered for proper body mechanics, so you will not suffer the same injury again. Most tendonitis injuries respond to treatment twice a week for three weeks, and a monthly treatment may be helpful to some patients to prevent further tendonitis.

What Does Acupuncture Involve?

 Treatment with acupuncture requires thin, sterile needles to be inserted in specific areas of the body. This is a safe, holistic method of medical treatment, and stimulates increased energy and blood supply to the injured site. It also stimulates the body’s immune system. No medicines are introduced into the body, and acupuncture allows your body to heal itself through natural methods.

 There is no need to subject yourself to lengthy, costly medical treatments, when acupuncture is available. Your body is designed to heal itself, and acupuncture allows the body to do just that.

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The healing flow of energy, increased blood supply, and increased oxygen can bring relief for those achy joints. Today is the day to call contact Acupuncture Pain Management Torrance, and to schedule an appointment that will start the healing process. Call (310) 782-3777 or contact the office at info@apmtorrance.com. It will be the best decision you make today!