Overuse of a particular body part, such as your wrist, elbow, or knee, can cause irritated, fibrotic tendons and pain. Tennis Elbow and Swimmer’s Shoulder are more well-known examples of tendonitis or more accurately termed “tendonosis”. Symptoms include severe pain, particularly when that area of the body is moved repetitively, as well as swelling in the affected region. There are a variety of ways to help reduce the pain associated with tendonitis, including applying hot or cold compresses to the area, bracing, targeted injections, relative rest, physical therapy, and sometimes even surgery if the condition is severe enough. Dr. Cardamone can manage this condition and in addition to traditional steroid injections, which can be harmful to your body’s tissue if given repetitively, she offers safer innovative options including biotherapeutic injections, Prolozone, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Prolotherapy.