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PEMF Therapy for Tendonitis

  • Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone, leading to pain and tenderness near a joint. Often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area or from a sudden, more serious injury, tendonitis can occur in any tendon but is most common in shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Traditional treatments include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy.

  • Amid these options, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy for Tendonitis presents a non-invasive, innovative approach. By utilizing electromagnetic fields to reduce inflammation and promote tissue repair, PEMF therapy aims to alleviate the symptoms of tendonitis, offering a complementary solution to conventional treatments for enhancing recovery.


  • The causes of tendonitis are varied, typically stemming from a combination of overuse and aging. As tendons age, they tolerate less stress, are less elastic, and are easier to tear. Activities that can contribute to tendonitis include gardening, raking, carpentry, cleaning, painting, tennis, golf, skiing, and throwing and pitching sports. Tendonitis can also result from a sudden acute injury or repetitive motion that puts stress on the tendons.

How PEMF Therapy Can Help

  • PEMF Therapy has been explored for its potential to support the healing process in cases of tendonitis by addressing the key issues of inflammation and tissue damage. The therapy’s electromagnetic fields can stimulate cellular metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and support the repair of damaged tissue, potentially leading to a reduction in pain and swelling and an acceleration of the healing process. By improving the overall health of the tendon tissue, PEMF therapy may help mitigate the symptoms of tendonitis and reduce the risk of future injuries.

  • While PEMF therapy should not replace traditional medical treatments, it can serve as a valuable adjunct therapy, offering a non-pharmacological option for individuals seeking to enhance their recovery from tendonitis. For those interested in exploring alternative therapies to complement their treatment plan, PEMF therapy could provide significant benefits.

  • Explore our PEMF Devices, to find out more about this technology.


  • A. Binder, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy of Persistent Rotator Cuff Tendinitis. A Double blind Controlled Assessment, Lancet, 1(8379), March 31, 1984, p. 695-698.