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Acupuncture and Tendonitis

Acupuncture and Tendonitis

Learn How You Can Treat Your Tendonitis

What is tendonitis?

It is inflammation of the fibrous tissue connecting a muscle to a bone. It is often accompanied by tenosynovitis which is inflammation of the tendon sheath. Tendons are not innervated and receive little or no blood flow. Thus they heal very slowly.


  • Tennis elbow (tissue connecting the forearm to the outer elbow)
  • Golfers elbow (tissue connecting the forearm to the inner elbow)
  • Achilles tendon (tissue connecting the calf muscle to the heel)
  • Patella tendon (connection of the knee cap to the shin bone)
  • Wrist (tendons connecting the muscles to the bones on the wrist)
  • De Quervian’s tenosynovitis (tendons of thumb side of the wrist)
  • Shoulder (tendons of the rotator cuff where they attach onto the bones of the shoulder)

Symptoms often experienced:

  • Pain/tenderness near or at the affected joint
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness


  • Trauma
  • Repetitive motion
  • Strain
  • Irregular use

Treatments that Diane uses to treat tendonitis:

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Herbal medicine to reduce inflammation and strengthen the tendons

Acupuncture: To decrease pain, strengthens the tendons, reduces inflammation and increases blood flow

Graston Technique: To reduce scar tissue, lengthening fascia, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation

Cold Laser Therapy: To reduce inflammation, quickly heal tendons, increase blood flow and reduce pain

Kinesiotape: To support connective tissues, increase blood flow and inflammation

Contact Diane today with questions or concerns regarding treatments for your tendonitis at 619-808-1099.