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Hello Acupuncture Enthusiasts!
In my Kelowna Acupuncture practice I see a lot of people suffering from the, often debilitating, overuse injury that is tendonitis. Once tendonitis sets in, it can become quite a stubborn injury that often takes a number of weeks of treatment to resolve. Left untreated it can worsen to the point where the use of the affected limb becomes too painful and my patients are missing work and/or taking so many anti-inflammatories that they begin to create side effects or simply become ineffective on top of the tendonitis not improving.
The absolute best treatment for tendonitis is prevention! Seek treatment before the tendons become inflamed.But how do you know if you’re on your way to developing tendonitis you ask? The most common early symptom is persistent muscle soreness or weakness especially related to a particular action (such as lifting a jug of milk). You know you need to get in quick when the weight needed to feel that ache or pain is minimal (such as drinking your morning coffee).
Acupuncture is an effective therapy for tendonitis, not only because it reduces inflammation and speeds the healing of your tendon, but it also works to resolve the muscle tension and if present poor circulation that created the tendonitis in the first place.
On top of acupuncture for the treatment of tendonitis I recommend that my patients rest that muscle(s) involved as much as possible in the first half of their treatment course while doing a regular stretching regime and in the second half add in some strengthening exercises.
Do you have tennis or golfers elbow? Book your Acupuncture Treatment in Kelowna today!
Contributed by : Travis Mcindoe -TCMP and Master Herbalist at Balance Point Acupuncture and integrative medicine in Kelowna.
Balance Point Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine
2080B Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9N7
Phone: (778) - 484 - 9922