Chronic Pain and Tendinitis

Chronic pain can come in many different forms, and one of the most common is a condition called tendinitis. Tendinitis is another name for the inflammation that occurs in your tendons, or the thick fibers that attach your muscles to your bones. Most of the time, tendinitis is caused by injuries from repetitive motions, but it can also be caused by quick and sudden injuries from one time events.

It’s important to remember that any type of activity can be behind the pain of tendinitis, even simple actions that you may not think are serious enough to consider. Working in the yard, picking up objects, simple exercises, and more can all cause problems if you’re not careful. Sometimes it isn’t easy to figure out exactly what caused the pain in the first place, so it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Tendinitis can also occur when people try to do more physical activity than they’re used to doing on a regular basis. Overextending yourself during exercise is a sure-fire way to cause pain, and it happens when people do too much too soon during a physical activity.

While there are many different ways for tendinitis to occur, there are also many preventative measures you can take to avoid it, such as stretching properly before doing strenuous exercise and maintaining the correct posture while you are engaged in various activities. It is also a good idea to work your way up to a high level of activity, rather than trying to do too much at once. Taking steps to prevent tendinitis can go a long way in correcting the causes of chronic pain.

If you have questions about tendinitis and how to treat it, please contact us here at Augusta Pain Management. We specialize in finding the causes behind your pain so that it can be treated more effectively.

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/arthritis-tendinitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002209/
http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/sportsmedicine/a/tendonitis.htm

This blog is written for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for actual medical treatment. Please contact the APM Augusta office to schedule an appointment if you are in need of medical care.