The first treatment for tendonitis is the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation. For recurring conditions, treatment may involve:
- Physical therapy
- Immobilization with splints, slings, braces, or crutches
- Heat packs, warm water soaks, and skin balms
- Anti-inflammatory medications including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Corticosteroid injections
- Surgical procedures
Surgery is an option in only the most severe cases where nonsurgical options fail to achieve good results. Procedures, including tendon realignment, bone spur removal, and calcium build up reduction, help mitigate pressure on affected tendons.
The expert physicians at Gardner Orthopedics boast decades of experience treating tendonitis with both nonsurgical and surgical options. If you suffer from joint pain and want to get back to your normal routine, make an appointment with Gardner Orthopedics over the phone or online today.