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What is Tendonitis/Tendinitis?

Tendonitis is irritation or inflammation and pain within any of the body’s tendons.

  • A tendon is the thick cord that attaches muscle to bone.
  • Tendonitis can affect any of the body’s tendons, creating pain surrounding the joint.
  • Tendonitis mostly occurs around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.
  • Tendonitis is on the increase in hands and digits due to technology device use.

Types

  • Base of the thumb
    • Elbow Shoulder Hip
      Knee Achilles tendon

Treatment

  • Avoid activities that aggravate the problem.
  • Gentle stretching (unless advised otherwise by your practitioner).
  • Rest the injured area.
  • Ice the area the day of the injury and regularly as needed.
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs if tolerated or use topical anti-inflammatory gels.
  • Braces or bands to mobilize the tendon.

Causes

  • Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive actions, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.
  • An abnormal or poorly placed bone or joint (such as length differences in your legs or arthritis in a joint) that stresses soft-tissue structures.
  • Stresses from other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, or unusual medication reactions.
  • Overuse or doing too much too soon when the tendons aren’t used to making a movement or doing the task taken on. Tendinitis is common in “weekend warriors,” people that play and exercise hard only on weekends.
  • Occasionally an infection can cause tendinitis, especially infection from a cat or dog bite to the hand or a finger.
  • There are many activities that can cause tendinitis, including:
    Gardening Raking Carpentry Cleaning house
    Shoveling Painting Scrubbing Tennis
    Golf Skiing Throwing and pitching
  • You should see your doctor if you experience any of the following:
    • Fever (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
    • Swelling, redness, and warmth
    • General illness or multiple sites of pain
    • Inability to move the affected area

You've come to the right place.

Ultrasound is a great choice to treat tendonitis and has been used in clinics for decades.

  • Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed into the affected and inflamed tendon at a million vibrations per second.
  • The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers causing the soft tissue to vibrate. This produces increased blood flow to the area to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation and thereby relieve pain.
  • Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing. Regular ultrasound therapy on your tendonitis relieves pain and speeds the healing process.
  • Ultrasound is a drug free and proven modality.

How to use your Sonic Relief to treat Tendonitis

  • Apply a quarter size dollop of ultrasound gel over the area of pain.
  • Turn on the Sonic Relief device to the “high” setting.
  • Apply the sound head directly over the gel and move slowly in a small circular motion no wider than 3 – 4 inches.
  • Add more gel if the gel begins to dry out.
  • Sonic Relief will shut off after 10 minutes at which time the treatment is complete.
  • Wipe the gel from skin and the sound head with a soft cloth or paper towel.
  • You may treat multiple areas one after the other – ie, elbow, followed by shoulder, and left side, right side as needed.
  • Put the Sonic Relief back in the charger to be ready anytime you need it for tendonitis or any other soft tissue pain or injury.
  • Treat each area up to 3 times per day for 2 weeks. Then treat as needed.
  • Good idea: keep your Sonic Relief by your bedside. Do your treatment before you go to sleep for a chance at a pain free night. Then first thing in the morning  to start the day off right.  Then try to get a 3rd treatment in during the day – either before or after an activity that generally exacerbates your pain (before exercise, or gardening, or working in the kitchen).

No pain, no swelling, no arm bands or braces.

Sonic Relief totally ‘healed’ my severe case of tendonitis. In fact, my tennis elbow was so severe, I had golf ball size inflammation at the site. The Sonic gel is so soothing. It has been a year now. Still playing tennis. No pain, no swelling, no arm bands or braces. I’ve even used it on my lower back after a day of pulling weeds, with the same great results I am recommending it to all my tennis friends. Definitely worth the money.

Syliva – Greeley CO