SPORTS MEDICINE & ARTHROSCOPY: TENDINITIS
NJ sports medicine physician Dr. Robert A. Kayal specializes in the treatment of tendinitis and other sports-related injuries. Tendinitis is a painful condition impacting the tendons surrounding shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee joints. Tendinitis is often associated with athletics, but sufferers may include anyone who performs specific, repetitive motions related to a job or activity. Condition severity varies from minor aching to sharp joint pains. The sports medicine surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC can expertly identify the degree of tendinitis, and tailor your treatment plan accordingly.
What is Tendinitis?
Tendinitis means that the tendon, which connects muscle to bone, is inflamed. The condition can be caused by (1) repetitive impact to an area, (2) sudden injury or trauma, or (3) loss of tendon elasticity due to aging. Tendinitis can occur in a wide range of patients, from gardeners and painters to baseball pitchers and skiers.
The condition is diagnosed during a physical examination. After listening to an explanation of the pain, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his sports medicine team will assess comfort and mobility limitations during applied resistance. Surgeons also look for redness, tenderness and localized inflammation.
Treatment for Tendinitis
To begin treating tendinitis, sports medicine specialists generally recommend discontinuing the offending activity or motion for a period of time. A splint or brace may be helpful, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can reduce pain and inflammation. When initial treatments do not resolve tendinitis, Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s sports medicine specialists may perform steroidal injections to accelerate healing. Physical therapy also helps to stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons. If tendinitis persists, minimally invasive surgery may be recommended to remove damaged tissue.
With convenient office locations in Ridgewood, NJ and Franklin Lakes, NJ, the board-certified sports medicine surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC treat tendinitis patients from Essex County, Bergen County, Hudson County and Passaic County. Learn more about tendinitis treatment and our NJ sports medicine practice from our patient information center, or contact us to schedule a sports medicine appointment.