Tendonitis is inflammation and swelling of the tendon. The tendon is a fibrous tissue that connects the muscle to the bone.  Tendonitis usually occurs as a result of overuse, tendon injury or degeneration over time (aging).Tendonitis could happen in any tendon. 

Common Sites for Tendonitis:

Here are some of the most common sites for tendonitis

  • Elbow tendonitis (tennis elbow/ golfer’s elbow)
  • Shoulder tendonitis (rotator cuff tendinitis)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Wrist tendonitis

Tendonitis Symptoms:

These are some of the symptoms of tendonitis

  • Pain that increases with activities or joint movement
  • Night pain
  • Pain when touching the tendon near the joint 
  • Swelling, stiffness and weakness

Tendonitis Prevention:

How to Prevent Tendonitis

  • Refrain from repetitive movement or overuse of your tendon
  • Strengthen your muscles and keep them flexible
  • Warm up and cool down before sports or activities
Treatment for Tendonitis:

Our doctors use ASTR® to relieve tendonitis pain and symptoms. This approach helps patients avoid surgery:

  • Reduce inflammation and speed up the heeling process using Cold Laser Therapy
  • Advanced Soft tissue Release (ASTR®) to release soft tissue restriction
  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR tools to release myofascial restriction and scar tissue, which are very common with tendonitis.
  • Releasing muscle trigger points and hypertonicity: it is very common with tendonitis that the muscle starts to spasm or tighten as a protective mechanism. Using the ASTR® maneuvers, patients can experience relief from muscle hypertonicity.
  • Special exercise program to restore normal movement

Give us a call TODAY to learn how we can help you experience relief from tendonitis

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  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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