Tendon injuries and tendonitis are a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD, Adam Thompson, DO, and their exceptional team can offer treatments to treat your tendon injury or tendonitis. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.
Tendons are a type of connective tissue, found throughout the body, that connects a muscle to a bone. A tendon injury is an injury to this connective tissue that results in stretching or either partially or fully tearing the tendon. Overuse of a tendon over time can also lead to inflammation of a tendon called tendonitis. Tendon injuries and tendonitis can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating sprains to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.
Tendon strains or tendonitis may appear as:
If you develop a tendon injury or tendonitis that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.
Tendon strains are typically caused by a movement that causes the muscle and tendon to contract quickly and forcefully in a way that can cause the muscle fibers to stretch or tear. Tendonitis is more likely due to repetitive motion or overuse of a tendon over a period of time leading to inflammation of the tendon.
How does my doctor diagnose a tendon injury?
The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses a tendon injury after evaluating your injury with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays, an in-office ultrasound examination or MRI to better understand the extent of your condition.
How are tendon injuries treated?
A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating tendon injuries. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, supplements, medications, specialized bracing or modifying your activities for a period of time. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.
Additional treatment options include injury-specific exercise programs, physical therapy, medication prescriptions, injections, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.
Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your muscle strain today.