Receive Quality Treatment for Tendon Injuries in Thousand Oaks

Tendon injuries can be painful and debilitating, affecting your ability to move and perform daily activities. Your tendons are the tough, fibrous cords that connect your muscles to your bones, and they play a crucial role in movement. However, when they become damaged, it can lead to significant pain and discomfort. If you believe that you’re suffering from a tendon injury, you may want to consider undergoing treatment at Elevate Plastic Surgery.

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What Is Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed, irritated, or swollen. Tendinitis can occur in any tendon in the body, but it is most commonly found in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. The most common causes of tendinitis are overuse, repetitive motions, and sudden injury. Athletes and people who perform repetitive motions, such as typing or using a mouse, are more likely to develop tendinitis. Other factors that can increase the risk of tendinitis include age, poor posture, and certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Symptoms of tendinitis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, and swelling in the affected area. The pain may be mild at first and worsen over time, especially with movement or activity. In severe cases, tendinitis can lead to a partial or complete tear of the affected tendon, which may require surgery to repair.

What Causes Tendon Injuries?

There are several common causes of tendon injuries like tendinitis and tendinosis, including the following:


Overuse is one of the most common causes of tendon injuries. When you repeat a particular movement or activity over and over again, it can cause small tears in the tendon or inflammation within or around the tendon. Over time, this can lead to a more serious injury.


Trauma is another common cause of tendon injuries. This can include a sudden impact or forceful movement that damages the tendon. Trauma can also occur due to a fall or a cut of the tendon in an accident.


As you age, your tendons become less flexible and more prone to injury. This is because the collagen fibers that make up tendons become less organized and more prone to breaking. Aging also reduces the blood supply to tendons, making them more vulnerable to injury.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions can also increase your risk of tendon injuries. For example, people with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and gout are more likely to develop tendon injuries. These conditions can weaken the tendons and make them more susceptible to injury.

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Common Treatments for Tendon Injuries

If you have a tendon injury, there are several treatments that can potentially help you recover. The ideal treatment for you will depend on the specifics and severity of your tendon injury. When you sit down for a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar, he will evaluate your situation and symptoms to determine the ideal treatment plan to heal your tendon. Some of the treatments that can be effective for tendon injuries include the following:

  • Rest: Rest and cold packs are often the first treatments recommended for tendon injuries. Resting the affected area can help reduce pain and swelling.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy can help improve the strength and flexibility of the affected tendon. Dr. Rahgozar or your physical therapist can teach you exercises to do at home and work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan.
  • Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help reduce pain and inflammation caused by tendon injuries. Dr. Rahgozar may also prescribe other medications to help manage your symptoms.
  • Braces and Supports: Wearing a brace or support can help protect the affected tendon and reduce pain. Dr. Rahgozar may recommend a brace or support that is specifically designed for your injury.
  • Tendon Repair Surgery: In some cases, tendon repair surgery may be necessary to treat a severely damaged tendon. Dr. Rahgozar will discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with you and help you decide if it is the best option for you. Most commonly, this procedure will involve the use of a tendon graft from another area of your body.
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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Tendon Injury Treatment in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery in Thousand Oaks, your tendon injury treatment will be handled by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar. Dr. Rahgozar is a triple board-certified surgeon specializing in hand and wrist injuries. He will be able to accurately diagnose and evaluate your tendon injury to devise an effective, personalized treatment plan. He will work closely with you to ensure that you’re able to successfully restore your day-to-day comfort, mobility, and functionality. Dr. Rahgozar and our dedicated staff will also go the extra mile to provide you with a comfortable, stress-free experience throughout the entire treatment process. If you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

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