What is Tendinitis and Bursitis?

Acoustic Wave Therapy: A Solution for Tendinitis and Bursitis

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If you find yourself with pain in your joints, two conditions that are common to blame include tendinitis and bursitis. Not only can these two conditions cause pain, but this pain then makes moving difficult, which can keep you from enjoying your life and accomplishing everything you have on your to-do list.

While tendinitis and bursitis are common, many people are not sure what these conditions are, how they affect your body, and what you can do to find relief from the pain. Does this sound like you? If yes, keep reading to find all the answers you need.

What is Tendinitis?

At its very essence, tendinitis is an inflammation of your tendons, which connect muscle to bone. Those with tendinitis typically experience inflammation, pain, and tenderness in the area around a joint. In some cases, this pain occurs suddenly, and it can last for days or longer. Typically, movement makes the pain worse, and rest makes it better.

Common  Locations for Tendonitis:

As for where tendinitis can occur, some of the most common locations for tendonitis include:

  • elbow
  • shoulder
  • bicep
  • wrist
  • hand
  • thumb
  • knee
  • calf
  • ankle

“Many things can contribute to tendinitis, including sports injuries, infections, bad postures, medication side effects, or metabolic conditions such as diabetes. (1)”

What is Bursitis?

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Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones and other moving parts, including tendons, muscles, or skin. Most cases of bursitis occur from overusing the joint, although it can also result from an injury.

The knee and elbow are the most common locations of bursitis due to their general repetitive use. Those with bursitis typically report symptoms of pain and swelling, and they often find that their pain worsens with movement. (2)

How Acoustic Wave Therapy Can Help Tendinitis and Bursitis

For both tendinitis and bursitis, the primary treatment method is resting the injured area. However, combining acoustic wave therapy with rest helps to speed along the healing process and get you back to a pain-free, fully mobile state sooner.

With acoustic wave therapy, low-energy soundwaves are passed through the skin to the injured area, increasing blood flow and speeding up the body’s healing process. Not only does this therapy help to speed up healing, but it can also alleviate inflammation and, thus, pain. (3)

Even more notable is that the benefits from acoustic wave therapy are often immediate, offering a treatment that can instantly provide pain relief while also encouraging overall healing. This makes acoustic wave therapy an appealing, non-invasive treatment option for conditions caused by repetitive use. With no anesthesia and no medication, you can quickly feel the benefits after a short treatment session.

tendinitis and bursitis treatment


Tendonitis and bursitis are two common problems that affect those who perform repetitive motions, whether due to a sport, occupation, or age. They both cause inflammation and pain, often in joint areas.

For both these conditions, rest is the most important aspect of recovery, but acoustic wave therapy can offer a boost to the recovery process. Low-energy soundwaves encourage blood flow, speeding up the body’s healing process and alleviating inflammation. Give acoustic wave therapy a try at Body R-N-R and see how quickly you can feel the pain relief benefits.





About the Author

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN began her career in 1992 in Los Angeles and has served in various roles in hospitals, schools, & clinics throughout the country. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at UCSF, as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist. Alisa’s strong background in clinical research pushed her to launch Body R-N-R, a wellness practice in Scottsdale, AZ, with technology backed by clinical studies. Read more about Alisa here.

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN, Founder of Body R-N-R

Alisa La Liberte MSN, RN

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