Tendons are cords that connect your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis.
Tendinitis occurs when a person overuses or injures a tendon, for example, during sport activities or after performing an activity repetitiously. It is normally linked to an acute injury with inflammation. It often affects the elbow, wrist, finger, thigh, and other parts of the body.
Common tendinitis diagnoses seen in PT include :-
- Patellar tendinitis
- Lateral epicondylitis (or tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (or golfer's elbow)
- Achilles tendinitis
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Biceps tendonitis, to name a few
How can physical therapy help?
Your Physical Therapist will work with you to:
Reduce pain or other symptoms. Your physical therapist will educate on how to avoid aggravating activity, use different hands-on techniques called manual therapy, and teach you specific stretches. In addition, they may use technologies of electrical stimulation and ultrasound as appropriate.
Improve posture. Discuss work station ergonomics.
Improve motion. Your physical therapist may use hands-on treatment or personalized exercise program to restore mobility.
Improve flexibility. Your physical therapist will determine if any muscles are tight and teach you gentle stretches.
Improve strength. Your physical therapist can identify weak or injured muscles and will issue specific exercises to strengthen those muscles.
Call us today for appointment to have your condition evaluated and get back on track to feeling better.