Tendonitis is a common injury that occurs to tendons, typically due to repetitive action. The tendon is a thick cord-like structure that attaches bones to muscles. When a repetitive action strains the tendon, it becomes inflamed and irritated, causing pain and discomfort. Other causes for tendonitis include arthritis, gout, and adverse reactions to certain types of medicine.

Tendonitis isn’t just work or exercise-related, as tendons tend to lose elasticity with age. Tendonitis mostly affects the shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. The inflammation can even cause an infection within the tendon sheath. Acupuncture has been hailed as an incredibly useful treatment for tendinitis since 1990 as studies in The Clinical Journal of Pain came to light. The studies revealed that participants who suffered from shoulder tendinitis had their pain reduced considerably, as well as be able to return to daily activities, move their shoulder, and regain strength after a single acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture needles are inserted in acupoints on the meridians of the body, thus, alleviating pain and restoring circulation to the area. Healing occurs and  the swelling is disappears. When needles are placed at the point of the injury, correcting the disharmony in the body, the flow improve, therefore restores the imbalance and heals.