Acupuncture for Tendonitis

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Tendonitis, also known as tendinitis, is a condition where there is inflammation of the tendons and cause pain outside the joints. In some cases, the symptoms can get worse. One should get treatment for it right away, and acupuncture is the treatment that can help you get better.

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“I was so scared in the beginning and didn’t have faith in acupuncture which could possibly cure my foot pain diagnosed as Tendonitis. For the first time, you [Dr. Fu] had been so nice and patient to explain what will happen and how should I feel when needles went in. As a result, I feel much relaxed and truly not as bad as I thought. My foot healed completely within 3 weeks after 9 treatments.” – O.K. (Irvine, CA)

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Tendonitis / Tendinitis Information

It was found that there was a projected prevalence of tendinitis and related disorders for the overall group was 11.6% [1] of the U.S population. But, this number can be higher.

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Having this tendonitis is not easy and can have long term effects if not treated. If tendonitis becomes worse and more severe, it can cause a rupture in the tendons and may even require intensive surgery. Tendinitis should be treated right away. There is one treatment that should be considered because of its effectiveness in treating tendonitis. You should try acupuncture for tendonitis.

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What Is Acupuncture For Tendonitis?

Acupuncture for tendonitis is a treatment that uses thin needles to promote natural healing and relief of pain caused by tendonitis. This is done by inserting acupuncture needles in specific places in the body called acupoints to stimulate the flow of qi. The belief is that a disturbance of the flow of qi causes health problems and by using acupuncture to stimulate the flow of qi, it restores its balance. This results in the restoring of the body’s health and the reduction of pain.

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Efficacy Of Acupuncture For Tendonitis

When it comes to acupuncture for tendonitis’ efficacy, there are several studies about the treatment. This is because tendonitis encompasses other medical conditions. For example, lateral epicondyle is a type of tendonitis. There was one study that looked at the efficacy of acupuncture on lateral epicondyle and found that it was effective in the short-term relief of the condition [2]. This provided strong evidence that acupuncture for tendinitis is reasonable and can be an effective treatment for people struggling with tendonitis.

Additional Info

Tendinitis can be mixed up with tendonitis but they are the same condition. They are just spelled differently. But, there is another similar condition that can be mixed up with tendonitis, but it is a different condition. It’s a condition called tendinosis, also known as tendinopathy.

Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by an acute injury or repeated trauma to the tendon. Usually, people with tendonitis or tendinitis heal after a couple of weeks. However, chronic tendonitis can lead to tendinosis.

Tendinosis or tendinopathy is a non-inflammatory condition. Instead, it is a degeneration of the tendons that can result in a change in the tendon’s structure. This is caused by repetitive strain on the tendon without giving it enough time to heal. Unlike tendinitis, it requires more time to heal and could take up to a couple of months.

Tendonitis encompasses many different medical conditions. Some medical condition under tendonitis include:

  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Supraspinatus tendinitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Patellar (Kneecap) Tendonitis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis (the most common shoulder tendonitis)
  • Pitcher’s shoulder
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Jumper’s knee (the most common form of knee tendonitis)
  • De Quervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis (a type of wrist tendonitis)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger or thumb

Because there are different types of tendonitis, the symptoms vary by condition. However, in general, symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • Pain around the joint affected by the condition and that gets worse when moving
  • A feeling of the tendon crackling or grating when used
  • Swelling, heat, and redness
  • Finding a lump along the tendon
  • Tenderness

There can be different types of causes. But, in general, it is caused by these two factors:

  • Sudden injury: Strain or tears to the tendon can cause it to inflame around the joint causing pain.
  • Repetition of a movement over time: Certain hobbies like sports or certain occupations that use repetitive movement with bad form or technique can cause stress to the tendon and cause it to eventually inflame. This will eventually lead to tendinitis.

Other causes of tendinitis are:

  • Bad posture
  • Infection
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Side effects from some medication

There are some things to consider when it comes to tendonitis. Here are some things that increase your risk for tendonitis:

  • Age: As people age, they lose flexibility and increases the risk of tendonitis.
  • Occupation: Certain jobs with a lot of repetitive movement can cause strain in the muscle and can cause tendonitis.
  • Sports: Similar to occupations, there are some sports that can cause strain in the muscle and eventually lead to tendonitis or a type of tendonitis.
  • Some medical conditions: Certain medical conditions can make you more prone to experiencing tendinitis.

If you are experiencing or yet to experience, there are some things that can help manage or prevent tendonitis. Some things include:

  • Exercise: This can strengthen muscles and reduce the risk of tendonitis.
  • R.I.C.E: Resting, icing, compression, elevation can help with the recovery of tendonitis or the prevention of tendonitis before it develops.
  • Use proper form or technique: Improper form or technique increases the likelihood of injury.
  • Warming up, cooling down, and stretching: All help in the prevention of various types of injuries.
  • Have proper workplace ergonomics and posture: This can help reduce the stress put on the body and prevent issues including tendonitis from developing.

[1] McCormack RR Jr, Inman RD, Wells A, Berntsen C, Imbus HR. Prevalence of tendinitis and related disorders of the upper extremity in a manufacturing workforceJ Rheumatol. 1990;17(7):958-964.

[2] Trinh KV, Phillips SD, Ho E, Damsma K. Acupuncture for the alleviation of lateral epicondyle pain: a systematic reviewRheumatology (Oxford). 2004;43(9):1085-1090. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keh247

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