If you experience a sore, achy shoulder, elbow or knee, you may have tendonitis. Like many injuries, it’s an inflammation usually caused by repetition and you may have heard of it as Tennis elbow, Pitcher’s shoulder, Golfer’s elbow, Jumper’s knee and Swimmer’s shoulder.

How Chiropractic Can Help Your Tendonitis

Tendinitis occurs when the tissue that connects the muscle to the bone, otherwise known as the tendon, becomes inflamed and causes pain at the site of the injury. 

Although tendinitis usually affects those over the age of 40, due to aging and weakening of the tendon, it is possible to occur in people who participate in activities that require working with your hands, such as sports, household chores, gardening and carpentry.

Tendinitis is usually treated with corticosteroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and sometimes even surgery.

Common Symptoms of Tendonitis

Tendinitis symptoms include pain that gets worse when you move the affected area, you may also experience reduced range of motion, swelling and even a lump in the affected area.

Tendonitis usually starts with you feeling a dull ache after a particular activity.  For example, if you’re an avid golfer, you may feel the pain in your elbow after a round of golf. You may next feel pain in the slightest movements and in the worst case scenario, you’re in pain most of the time.

When you treat tendonitis with chiropractic care early on, it can help relieve your pain and prevent it from becoming even worse.

How I Can Help Treat Tendonitis

Since tendonitis symptoms can mimic other serious conditions, the first step in treatment is confirming the diagnosis.

From there, I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is natural and effective, tailored to your specific needs. At the core of this treatment is a targeted plan that treats the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.

If there is a great deal of inflammation I may employ inflammation reducing techniques such as bracing, rest, ice, electrical muscle stimulation, and other therapies. This helps to loosen the tendon and lessen the inflammation so that treatment can progress.

The Initial Consultation £55.00

The key to the great results I achieve with the hundreds of patients I treat is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, I have dedicated the first two consultations to this.


I am fully insured and registered with the General Chiropractic Council, and most major health insurers including Westfield, Simply Health, AXA and Bupa.

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