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What You Need To Know About Tendinitis

Pain, inflammation, or irritation of a tendon, no matter where it is located, is the most basic definition of tendonitis (tendinitis). This can affect any tendon in the body, like those in your shoulders, wrist, and heels.

A tendon is connective tissue, or collagen bundles, that connect a muscle to a structure (typically a bone) and allows that structure to move through a joint.

The tendon, or the fibrous cords that connect your bones and muscles, can be damaged through injury, especially of repetitive nature.

Your age also plays a large role, as your tendons become less.

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How to Prevent Tendinitis

  • Take a Break: Avoid activities that place too much stress on your tendons, especially for long periods. If you have pain during an exercise, stop and rest.

    Change Your Routine: If one exercise or activity is causing you pain, try something else. Cross-training can help you mix high-impact exercise with lower impact exercise, such as biking or swimming.

  • Improve Your Technique: You could be setting yourself up for problems with your tendons, if you are doing an exercise improperly. Consider taking lessons or getting professional instructions when starting a new sport or using exercise equipment.

  • Stretch: Stretchmng muscles before an activity or sport can help them bear the load better. After exercise, move your joints through full range of motion. The best time to stretch is after exercise, when your muscles are warmed up.

  • Move right in the Workplace: Make sure your chair, keyboard and desktop are positioned correctly for your height, arm length and the tasks you do. This will help protect your joints and tendons from stress.

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4 Common Causes of Tendinitis
Sudden, Sharp Movements
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 on the weekends.
Repetitive Exercises
Tendons help you make a certain movement over and over. You may develop tendinitis if you frequently make the same motion while playing sports or working. The risk increases if you perform the motion incorrectly.
Awkward Positions
Most people develop tendonitis from engaging in work or sports activities that require awkward positioning. Improper technique or poor posture during activities can also lead to tendonitis because it can make the tendon work harder.
Overhead Reaching
You may be at a higher risk if your job requires physical exertion, overhead lifting, or repetitive motions or tasks, especially if done incorrectly.
WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS FOR RELIEVING TENDINITIS?

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1. pain relievers
Aspirin, naproxen sodium (Aleve), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may relieve tendinitis pain. Some of these drugs can cause upset stomach, or kidney or liver problems. As an alternative, you can try natural pain reliever like PEA Pain Reliever supplement from The Well Theory.  Pain creams, like the Pain Relief + Recovery Cream, containing pain relievers can be applied directly to the skin. These products can help relieve pain and avoid the side effects of taking these drugs by mouth.
2. Platelet-rich plasma
This treatment involves taking a sample of your own blood and spinning the blood to separate out the platelets and other healing factors. The solution is then injected into the area of chronic tendon irritation. Though research is still going on to find the best way to use platelet-rich plasma, it has shown promise in the treatment of many chronic tendon conditions.
Platelet-Rich Plasma
3. Physical therapy
Physical therapy exercises can help strengthen the muscle and tendon. Eccentric strengthening, which emphasizes contraction of a muscle while it's lengthening, is an effective treatment for many chronic tendon conditions.
Physical Therapy
4. Dry Needling
This procedure, usually performed with ultrasound to guide it, involves making small holes in the tendon with a fine needle to stimulate factors involved in tendon healing.
Dry Needling
5. surgery
Depending on the severity of your tendon injury, surgical repair may be needed, especially if the tendon has torn away from the bone. This is the last and most extreme option to relieve tendinitis, but if this is the best option for you read on about how the Healing Sole can support you post-surgery.
Surgery
6. Healing sole + Well Theory pain cream

The Healing Sole and Well Theory are simple, natural, and effective ways to help alleviate tendonitis pain – and most other types of foot pain, too! The Healing Sole is designed to work with your individual walking pattern to stretch away pain and tension in your muscles and tendons. Take The Well Theory supplements and multivitamins for daily support, or apply a layer of our pain-fighting creams where you are experiencing discomfort for fast-acting relief!

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