Tendons are strong, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to the bone. They are most commonly found in the elbows, wrists, heels, and knees. Through repetitive motion, an individual may damage his or her tendon and suffer from tendonitis, a painful musculoskeletal condition that occurs when a tendon is inflamed or irritated.
Construction workers are at highest risk of tendonitis. A detached tendon from the bone due to tendonitis may require surgical repair to bring back its function. For milder tendonitis, these treatment options might be prescribed:
- Corticosteroids – To relieve inflammation.
- Naproxen sodium or ibuprofen – To relieve pain.
- Platelet-rich plasma treatment – In this treatment, a sample of your blood is obtained. Plasma and other healing elements of your blood are drawn from the sample and are then injected back into the affected area to facilitate healing.
Unfortunately, the unforeseen expenses of tendonitis treatment may put a strain on your finances. To learn more about obtaining compensation after being injured while working at a construction site in New York, speak with our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.