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tendonitisThere are many different kinds of painful tendon problems. Tendonitis occurs when a tendon, which attaches muscle to the bone, becomes inflamed. Unfortunately, this fibrous tissue only tends to heal slowly because of the restricted blood supply in the tendons.

Tendonitis can occur in various areas of the body including the shoulder, the forearm, the elbow, the wrist, the hip, the knee, and the lower calf. The tendonitis may be from an injury. Or from overuse caused by repetitive work and the stress of over work which diminishes the body. Tendonitis is not necessarily the easiest of conditions to treat, especially when it starts to reoccur and become a chronic problem. So early treatment is always recommended.

Menopause can result in severe tendon pain and painful tendonitis in various parts of the body. Either full or peri menopausal tendonitis restricts movement and is fatiguing.

Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with:

    • Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners 
    • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases 
    • Pain relief and management 
    • Stress 
    • Chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain 

The objective of Chinese medicine is to identify where the energy flows of the body have been blocked or disrupted. The aim is to then restore these energy flows , both locally at the source of the problem, and also throughout the entire body to aid the overall healing process.

Chinese massage or tuina therapy, which is an acupressure massage, can also be helpful to increase blood flow and stimulate the healing. Regular stretching exercises may also be recommended by the practitioner.

Acupuncture may be useful after surgery to assist the postoperative pain.

Self care including dietary and lifestyle changes may also assist with the condition. 

We recommend that you make an appointment to talk with one of our practitioners to discuss how we can help you.