Treatment of tendinitis with Sports Massage

In the next post, we will tell you about the benefits of complementing your recovery from tendinitis with sports massage. 

What is tendonitis?

Tendinitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the tendons that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can compromise the mobility of a number of key muscles. It can be uncomfortable or painful and even disabling for especially active people. It usually affects the tendons and a series of muscles in which they are inserted and which are connected to each other. That is why we usually talk about specific tendinitis in the body and sports massage.

The most common tendinitis

Supraspinatus tendonitis is the one that affects the end of the shoulder. There is also rotator cuff, tennis elbow, the one that compromises the arm extensors, Achilles tendinitis that is related to the tendon of the same name, or tendinitis de Quervain that affects the thumb and wrist area.

How to treat tendinitis?

In most cases, the treatment of tendinitis consists of rest, application of ice, compression, and keeping the affected area elevated. With this, what is sought is to reduce the swelling and pain generated by this condition. However, it is always highly recommended to go to specialists from the onset of symptoms. No one better than them to monitor its evaluation and healing.

Among the factors contributing to the onset of tendinitis, you can find cases of muscle overload, tendon degeneration, and loss of elasticity in them due to age, the very common sports injuries. In some more specific cases, the combination with other conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Sports massage applied to tendinitis.

Beyond anti-inflammatories that can be used punctually to reduce swelling, which a doctor must prescribe, a great complement to recovery is sports massage therapy, which produces a controlled recovery and must be used in cases of recurrence of the condition.

The sports massage most recommended by specialists is friction. This tendinitis treatment applies gentle finger massages in such a way that it stimulates the production of natural collagen to regenerate damaged tendon fibers. Collagen is a protein that is part of connective tissues. 

On the other hand, sports massage also increases blood flow which, in turn, reduces swelling in inflamed tendons. All these therapeutic actions must be supervised at all times by specialists, who will not only know how to identify the tendons involved in the condition. But will also be able to perform the sports massage at key points, and even more, they will be aware of how the recovery process evolves. 

A recovery process that will depend in all cases on the patient’s perseverance in following the therapeutic sessions. In the same way, professionals will know how to intervene with sports massage in the specific type of condition that is suffered. The role of masseurs in the treatment of tendonitis, therefore, is key to a recovery of health with all guarantees.


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