Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. There is a tendon at the end of each muscle and when muscles are used over and over for an activity, the tendon can become inflamed as the muscle is constantly tugging on it. The goal of treating tendinitis is to reduce or eliminate the inflammation. The following treatment is recommended:
1. Start with ice 10-15 minutes for ice or cold pack on the sore tendon area. If you can’t tolerate the cold use a cooling cream such as Sombra cooling gel.
2. Begin using the MedMassager body massager on a low setting for the first minute or two. Then slowly bring up the speed to the most comfortable setting or where it feels the best to you. Use the massager over the general area that is hurting for 5-10 minutes.
4. Finally, it is useful to apply Biofreeze lotion to cool the area and relieve more discomfort