Trust diagnostics from a specialist in the treatment of tendonitis, related conditions in Encinitas, CA
If your arms, legs, hands, feet, or other affected areas ache or feel tender, and you experience some swelling and mobility problems because of your symptoms, you may have tendonitis. These are a few of the symptoms that commonly present when patients have inflamed or irritated tendons. This inflammation of those thick, fiber-like cords that connect muscle to bone can often be mistaken for other conditions, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. These conditions are also linked to each other. As a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is experienced and knowledgeable at diagnosing tendonitis and related conditions. So, tendonitis treatment in Encinitas, CA at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center is effective – with an accurate diagnosis in hand.
Tendonitis is often the result of an injury or overuse, either at work or “at play.” The association with sports injuries is so great that there are various names for tendonitis that affects tendons in specific areas, including:
- “Tennis elbow”
- “Golfer’s elbow”
- “Swimmer’s shoulder”
- “Jumper’s knee”
Arthritis and other bone problems can be ruled out by Dr. Lloyd when he conducts a thorough medical history and physical evaluation. Tissue and blood may be collected to determine if infections or other underlying conditions exist, such as gout or RA. Depending on what Dr. Lloyd finds, treatments can vary considerably from person to person.
Awkward positions or form, wear and tear, poor posture, and ramping up activities when your body is not conditioned for such strenuous exercise may all be to blame. So, for this reason, Dr. Lloyd may recommend physical therapy to stretch out and strengthen affected muscles, as well as lifestyle modifications (you may recall “RICE,” which stands for “Rest,” “Ice,” “Compression,” and “Elevation”). Additionally, injections of medications such as corticosteroids can address inflammation, while relieving symptoms such as swollen, achy joints. Joint aspiration may also be used to help narrow down the source of limited mobility and other distressing problems that interfere with your productivity, or performance at the court, course, pool, or track.
We encourage you to contact us, Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, specialists in the diagnoses and treatment of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and bones. Call 760-509-2429 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lloyd at the Encinitas, CA office. We also welcome “virtual” visitors.