Tendonitis (or tendinitis) is an injury that involves the inflammation of a tendon. Typically, tendonitis affects a particular tendon, such as the Achilles tendon or the patellar tendon. Tendonitis can develop gradually over time through the frequent execution of the same or similar movements. As such, it is a type of repetitive strain injury that workers are likely to develop in the course of performing their work-related duties.
If you have developed tendonitis as a consequence of your occupational tasks, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to address medical treatment expenses and even a portion of the lost wages. To discuss your case, contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC today by calling 910-488-1600.
Treatment for Tendonitis
The treatment for tendonitis varies depending on severity. However, some of the basic methods for treating tendonitis include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical therapy
- Orthotics or braces
- Gradual return to exercise
Full recovery from tendonitis can take a considerable period of time and rest, possibly requiring that you take significant time off of work. This can result in financial strain for an injured worker’s family, and workers’ compensation benefits may be the only way to ease this burden.
If you have developed tendonitis on the job, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. We can ensure that you are properly advised of your legal rights and that all documentation is filed appropriately. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today by calling 910-488-1600.