Tendinitis Specialist

Nippon Medical Office

Medical Center located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Hartsdale, NY

Tendinitis, or chronic inflammation of your tendon, can lead to unbearable pain, limited range of motion, and joint stiffness. At Nippon Medical Office, you can meet with James Tachibana, DPM; Koyanagi Noriko, NP-C; or Andres Antonio, MD, who have extensive experience in innovative tendinitis treatments. Learn more by booking an evaluation at one of the practice’s offices in Midtown East (Manhattan) or Hartsdale, New York, today. Click on the online scheduler or call either office to speak with a team member.

Tendinitis Q & A

What causes tendinitis?

Tendons are thick, fibrous, durable cords that attach your muscles to bones all over your body. As strong as they are, your tendons can break down, tear, and become inflamed. If you have tendinitis, it could be linked to or caused by:

  • Strain from work functions 
  • Overuse or repetitive motions 
  • Suddenly increasing your workout intensity or frequency

Your risk of suffering from tendinitis is greater if you’re older. As you age, your tendons lose flexibility and can be prone to more frequent injury from exercise or routine daily activities.

How do I know if I have tendinitis?

Tendinitis leads to a wide variety of symptoms, often near areas where tendons attach to bones. Those symptoms can vary from minor to severe. Some of the most common warning signs of tendinitis include:

  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness, tenderness, or swelling
  • A dull ache, which may be worse when you move

One of the most common types of tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, affects the tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg. When tendinitis affects your lower extremities, you could find that it’s difficult to walk or bear weight on the injured leg.

Because tendinitis will probably get worse the longer you go without treatment, the team at Nippon Medical Office encourages you to come in for an evaluation if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.

What is the treatment for tendinitis?

When you come into Nippon Medical Office for your tendinitis evaluation, your provider examines you and gathers any necessary imaging to confirm tendinitis and rule out related injuries like a stress fracture. 

Once you’re diagnosed, your practitioner can start treating your tendinitis. Treatment can include:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Anti-inflammatory gel
  • Splinting, bracing, or casting
  • Low-level laser therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Custom orthotics
  • Heel lift

Rest assured, with the help of the highly skilled team at Nippon Medical Office, you can recover from the most agonizing case of tendinitis.

If you’re suffering from painful tendinitis, schedule an exam at Nippon Medical Office today. You can book your appointment online or you can call the office nearest you.