Tendons are attachments between muscle and bone. Tendonitis refers to inflammation at these areas. Common locations for tendonitis include the shoulder, elbow, thumb, finger and ankle. When it affects a finger patients may develop a "trigger finger" which is characterized by catching of the finger during movement. A bursa is a fluid sac that protects soft tissues from bony prominences. Common locations for bursitis or an inflamed bursa include the hip, shoulder and elbow. Tendonitis can be due to overuse or they can be associated with an inflammatory arthritis. Treatments include stretching, physical therapy, medication and injections.
Choosing Your San Antonio Tendonitis and Bursitis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Tendonitis and Bursitis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.