Because it could be tendinosis. Often, chronic tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis), lasting more than 6 weeks is really tendinosis (also spelled tendonosis). The difference is that acute, short-term tendinitis is thought to be caused by mostly by inflammation, which is an active immune response of the body to a perceived threat. The acute, inflammatory tendonitis usually resolves within several weeks by icing the area 3 to 4 times daily for 20-30 minutes, resting, and taking over-the-counter or prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen. It is important to consult your physician for advice on your particular situation.
Chronic tendonitis is often defined by the tendon pain lasting more than 6 weeks, and the condition is referred to as tendinosis. Tendinosis is thought to be mainly caused by degeneration of the tendon. In order to effectively treat and resolve tendinosis, you must stimulate regeneration of the affected tendon. There are very few approaches that do this. Astym treatment is regenerative soft tissue therapy which successfully resolves many difficult conditions. To see how Astym therapy works on different diagnosis of tendinitis/tendinosis, take a look at this Outcomes Data from thousands of Astym therapy patients. If you would like to find a certified Astym therapy provider to see if Astym therapy would be right for you, use this Find a Provider directory.