Tendonitis is an orthopedic condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of tendons. Tendonitis can occur in various body parts, including the knees, shoulders, and hips, and the symptoms are usually localized. We treat tendonitis in Burbank to relieve those experiencing pain, swelling, and reduced joint mobility. Contact Dr. Gelber to determine the root cause and explore appropriate treatments.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is a common musculoskeletal condition that refers to the inflammation and irritation of tendons, the tough, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. This condition commonly arises due to overuse, repetitive motions, or strain, and it can affect various body parts, including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. The most common symptoms of tendonitis include localized pain, tenderness, swelling, and reduced joint flexibility.
Common Symptoms of Tendonitis:
- Persistent, often sharp or aching discomfort in the affected area
- Sensitivity to touch or pressure over the inflamed tendon
- Visible or palpable swelling around the affected tendon
- Reduced range of motion in the adjacent joint
- Difficulty in applying force or pressure through the affected tendon
- Sometimes, a noticeable creaking or grating sensation during movement
- Increased temperature around the inflamed area due to heightened blood flow
- Occasional redness over the affected tendon
- Pain tends to increase during movement or after physical activity
To find out about less common symptoms of tendonitis in Burbank, contact our office today.
In some cases, Dr. Gelber may recommend regenerative medicine approaches, such as PRP or stem cell injections. PRP therapy involves drawing a small amount of your blood, processing it to concentrate platelets rich in growth factors, and injecting this into the affected tendon. Meanwhile, stem cell injections use stem cells to promote natural tissue healing to resolve tendonitis in Burbank.
Consult Dr. Gelber Today
Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and lifelong athlete dedicated to helping you overcome tendonitis. He takes the time to understand your condition thoroughly and determine the best path to recovery, all with the goal of getting you back to an active, pain-free lifestyle. Don’t let tendonitis in Burbank hold you back—schedule a consultation with Dr. Gelber today and take the first step toward reclaiming your mobility and well-being.