Tendinitis (Tendonitis) Treatments

Tendinitis (Tendonitis) Treatments in Northern New Jersey

Pain sometimes seems like a part of life, but tendon pain doesn’t have to be. Our bodies work hard every day, but if the results lead to painful aches or persistent strain of your tendons, you should seek treatment. Tendinitis (or tendonitis) is a condition that affects people of all ages, causing pain and discomfort throughout different areas of the body. At Bergen Pain Management, board-certified Dr. Thomas Ragukonis is here to help you understand, manage, and treat this common condition through minimally invasive solutions. Whether you are suffering from Achilles tendinitis, dealing with tendinitis of the wrist, or looking for tendinitis knee treatment, we’re ready to help care for patients in Northern New Jersey.

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What Is Tendinitis (Tendonitis)?

Tendinitis (tendonitis) is a common condition that involves inflammation or irritation of your tendons. The affliction is often referred to as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, or jumper’s knee, depending on the affected area. Tendinitis (tendonitis) results in pain or tenderness around the joint and often includes swelling of the area. Unlike tendinosis, a degenerative condition that gradually worsens, tendinitis (tendonitis) is often an acute, sudden pain, although age is a factor, as tendons become less flexible over time.

It can be caused by an injury or through the repetition of a certain movement. This is why certain occupations or hobbies, such as specific sports, can lead to tendinitis (tendonitis). If your job requires a repeated motion of your arms or legs or you spend much of your free time playing a sport that uses a consistent motion, it is important to practice proper technique and stretch throughout the day to prevent shoulder tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, or another form of tendinitis from occurring.


Tendinitis (Tendonitis) Treatment Options at Bergen Pain Management

While the condition itself can cause aches and frustration, fortunately, treating tendinitis (tendonitis) is generally relatively simple. Only in rare cases of extended pain from this condition is surgery required. Tendinitis (tendonitis) itself can even be diagnosed through a simple physical exam, helping you save time and preventing unnecessary stress. Our team focuses on minimally invasive treatment options that include:

  • Rest: Often, tendinitis (tendonitis) can be treated by simply giving your body a much-needed break, allowing it to heal on its own. It is important, however, to stretch and flex the area occasionally to prevent stiffness.
  • Compression: Because tendinitis (tendonitis) is often caused by making a repeated motion, using a wrap, strap, or bandage to compress the tendon can effectively prevent you from performing the motion, allowing the tissue to heal.
  • Over-the-counter medications: Tendinitis (tendonitis) generally doesn’t require more than ibuprofen or naproxen to treat. We can prescribe these anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce pain and swelling.
  • Physical therapy: Performing specific movements and exercises designed to help reduce swelling and inflammation in the body is a great way to strengthen your tendon, helping to reduce pain.
  • Minimally invasive injections: The injection of corticosteroids is an effective way to help decrease inflammation at the source.


Find Solutions for Tendinitis (Tendonitis) with Dr. Ragukonis in Northern NJ

Whether you are feeling aches and pains in your shoulder, elbow, knee, Achilles, or another part of the body, it is important to be proactive. The symptoms of tendinitis (tendonitis) can leave you feeling helpless, but you don’t need to live with them. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Bergen Pain Management is here to help guide you through the process of diagnosing the condition and providing simple, effective solutions that are personalized to your individual needs. Contact us today and schedule a consultation or visit one of our offices in Paramus, West New York, and Union, NJ.