For tendinitis, activity is often restricted to encourage healing and prevent further injury. There are a number of nonsurgical options to reduce inflammation, including shock wave therapy, ultrasound, massage and corticosteroid injections. Surgery may be necessary for tendinitis that is severe or does not respond to other treatments.
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Ann Prokenpek - NASM Fitness Expert, Fitness, answered
Tendinitis is best treated by applying ice to the area for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes several times a day. You may also want to take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen as long as you do not have any health issues or drug interractions that contraindicate the use of anti-inflammatories. You should abstain from the activity that caused the injury until it heals whenever possible. If pain persists for more than a couple of days, you will want to consult your physician if you haven't already.
Once your injury has healed there are strengthening exercises you can perform to help prevent a recurrence. The exercise performed varies depending upon the area afflicted. Flexibility training is key in preventing future injury.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredIf you have tendonitis the best way to treat it is with rest and typically over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. Any type of activity which aggravates your tendonitis should be avoided until symptoms go away. By combining rest with anti-inflammatory medications most cases of tendonitis will go away. If your symptoms do not go down within a few weeks or get worse consult a physician or some other qualified medical professional.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.