Tendonitis is an injury that often occurs when a joint is moved in the same pattern repetitively. This type of injury can be caused by recreational activities and sports (tennis, golf, swimming, running, etc) or because of work activities. Over time, these repetitive motions can lead to uneven wearing out of the affected tendons, leading to inflammation, pain, and loss of strength. Common types of tendonitis include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and patellar tendonitis. Although rarely severe enough for surgery, tendonitis can be painful and debilitating.
There are a variety of ways to help treat and prevent tendonitis. Patients suffering from the pain and discomfort from tendonitis can:
All types of tendonitis can recur, even those treated with surgery. It is important to minimize the risk of recurrence through regular exercise and avoidance of the repetitive motion that lead to the injury if possible. Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Carlson are experienced in treating recurrent tendonitis and providing patients with all the options available for treatment.
At Active Orthopaedics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Carlson was courteous and practical, and ready to propose options. Despite the late Friday hour, he also spent extra time with me to discuss about other concerns."
"I'm walking better than I have in months after my knee surgery. I'd definitely see Dr. Kaplan again should the need arise."