Tendinitis | Self-healing

In order to treat a slight tendinous inflammation it can be sufficient to follow 5 simple rules: protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation.


Tendinitis | Prevention

Some cautiousness can help reducing the risk of tendinitis.

It is important to pay attention to the activities done/practiced, trying to avoid those which involve an excessive and continuous effort for the tendons.

In case of feeling ache while doing a particular movement, it is recommended to stop and rest immediately.

Also changing type of exercises or sport activity itself can be useful, choosing one that reduces the functional load of the inflamed tendon.


Tendinitis | Therapy

Tendinitis treatment has the aim to control pain and reduce inflammation in order to permit an activity recovery; if symptoms are moderate, rest, ice and anti inflammatory medicines can be sufficient.

In order to reduce the inflammation of the tendons, cortisone infiltration can be useful. The latter cannot be too frequently used because cortisone may cause a weakening of the tendons.


Tendinitis | Diagnosis

Even if in presence of minor tendinitis it is possible to wait before calling the doctor, as soon as the pain is strong enough to interfere with normal daily activities or the inflamed area looks red, swollen and warm it is highly recommended to book an appointment.

Referring to the clinical history and to the described symptoms, the doctor will be able to suspect a possible tendonitis. The medical visit can give further indications to the doctor who may decide to prescribe an ultrasound scan or a radiography.


Tendinitis | Causes

The main causes of tendonitis are traumas and micro traumas caused by the excessive use of the tendons during work activities or sport practice.

Pain is usually the direct consequence of the inflammation or of the microscopic tears within the tendinous tissue. Obviously also age is an important factor in fact tendonitis often affects middle aged people or elderly people whose tendons have lost their elasticity being more exposed to the risk of lesion.

Energy for Health n.1

Energy for Health n.1

This magazine edition is mainly focused on the effects of Hilterapia® on tendinitis, chronic low back pain and knee osteoarthritis; moreover the magazine presents an exhaustive study dedicated to MLS® therapy used for treating shoulder pain, ankle and knee sprain and an interesting article about laser security in the bio-medical area of applicability.
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