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  • Writer's pictureFrancesco Holistic

Can Acupuncture Help Tendonitis? Explore The Benefits

Tendonitis is a common condition that affects many individuals, causing pain and discomfort in the tendons, which are what connect your muscles to your bones in places all over your body like your elbow, knee, shoulder, etc. It often occurs as a result of repetitive movements, overuse, or injuries.

Man holding his knee in pain suffering with tendonitis

While there are a few treatment options available, one alternative therapy that has gained attention in Alberta is acupuncture.

Person playing tennis on court

In this blog post, we explore what acupuncture is, what tendonitis entails, and examine whether acupuncture can provide relief for people suffering from tendonitis.

If you are seeking effective relief from tendonitis, we invite you to make an appointment at our acupuncture clinic in West Edmonton. I have been a registered massage therapist and licenced acupuncturist for more than a decade and have years of experience helping patients with tendonitis.

Acupuncture needles in back

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that involves the insertion of small thin needles into specific points on the body. The aim is to stimulate these points to promote the body's natural healing response.

Acupuncture needles laying in a piece of paper

Acupuncture is based on the concept of Qi which is the vital energy that flows through the body's meridian pathways. By restoring the balance of Qi, acupuncture works to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall well-being.

What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which is the thick fibrous tissue that connects your muscles to the bone. It commonly affects areas such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle.

Man holding swollen knee

Tendonitis can be characterized by symptoms such as pain, swelling, tenderness, and restricted movement. Common types of tendonitis include tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, Achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tendonitis. This condition can significantly impact your daily activities, fitness and hinder your overall quality of life.

Can Acupuncture Help Tendonitis?

Acupuncture has gained popularity in Edmonton, particularly among athletes and office workers, for its potential to provide relief from various types of pain and inflammation associated with tendonitis.

Acupuncture needles in wrist and hand

Can acupuncture help tendonitis? Yes! Acupuncture helps in three ways:

  • Pain Reduction: Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals produced by the body. By targeting specific acupuncture points, the treatment can help alleviate pain associated with tendonitis in a specific area.

  • Inflammation Reduction: Acupuncture has been found to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can aid in reducing inflammation within the affected tendons. By modulating the immune response, acupuncture can even facilitate the healing process.

  • Improved Blood Circulation: Acupuncture promotes blood circulation in the body, which is vital for delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the injured tendons. Enhanced circulation can accelerate healing and alleviate symptoms.

Acupuncture as a Complementary Treatment

Acupuncture is most effective when it is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that can also include rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and lifestyle modifications. Acupuncture can complement these conventional treatments by addressing the underlying imbalances in the body and enhancing their effectiveness.

Acupuncturist holding a patient's hand

Visit Our Acupuncture Clinic in West Edmonton

If you are seeking relief from tendonitis and are interested in exploring acupuncture as a treatment option, we invite you to visit our clinic in West Edmonton.

As a licensed acupuncturist, I specialize in pain management and has helped numerous patients find relief from various musculoskeletal conditions, including tendonitis. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you receive the best care possible.

Acupuncture needles in arm

While acupuncture shows promise as a complementary treatment for tendonitis, further research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms and efficacy. Nevertheless, many individuals have reported positive outcomes and significant relief from tendonitis symptoms.

If you're considering acupuncture as part of your treatment plan, I would love to sit down with you and map out the best approach for your healing.

Don't let tendonitis hold you back from living a pain-free life—visit our clinic in West Edmonton and embark on your journey to healing today! You can book an appointment online here or call (780) 224-7111.

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