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Treating Tendinitis with Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Specialist, Surgeon, Pasadena, CA

Tendinitis is a broad term that refers to any condition or injury that results in inflammation of a tendon. Severity of tendinitis can range from mildly inconvenient to debilitating, with treatment ranging from physical therapy exercises to orthopedic surgery.

As an orthopedic doctor focusing on hand, wrist, and elbow pain, Dr. Annette Billings is the perfect choice to help resolve your tendinitis, no matter its severity or whether you require surgical or non-surgical treatment. If you live in the Pasadena area, Dr. Billings is an exceptional resource for personalized care and for working with you on a patient care plan that is both effective in treating your tendinitis and that gives you peace of mind.

Signs and Symptoms of Tendinitis & Tendinitis Treatment

Some common types of tendinitis that Dr. Billings treats include:
  • Tennis Elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis
  • Golfers' Elbow, also called medial epicondylitis
  • Trigger Finger, Thumb
  • Biceps Tendinitis, referring to any injury inflaming the biceps tendon.
  • DeQuervain's Tendinitis, (one form of wrist tendinitis) is common in new mothers, golfers and fishermen. It is associated with significant wrist pain.
  • Tenosynovitis, a broad term referring to inflammation of a tendon. 

Pain is the most common symptom of tendinitis anywhere in the body. Treatment of tendinitis may include:
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Orthopedic braces to support the tendon
  • Steroid injections
  • Tendinitis Surgery
Whether you develop tendinitis from playing sports or through other repetitive motions, Dr. Billings is here to help. She has the skills to evaluate, stage, and treat tendinitis with an experienced eye. If you live in Pasadena, Glendale, San Gabriel Valley, or the surrounding areas, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to get relief from your tendinitis.