Tendonitis is usually a result of a repetitive force constantly putting a strain on a tendon. This, in turn, results in the inflammation of the tissue that connects muscle to the bone. Tendonitis can also be a result of an acute injury. Tendon related problems are more common in athletes who participate in sports like tennis and basketball. This condition usually manifests itself due:
- Overuse – this whereby a particular body motion is repeated too often.
- Overload – this is whereby you put your body under more stress than it can handle e.g., increasing the weights over a short span of time when weightlifting
In rare circumstances, the condition is caused by diseases such as gonorrhea and diabetes. This condition takes hold of any part of the body that has tendons. These parts include; shoulders, elbows, knees, and wrists. Tendonitis causes the victim to endure a lot of pain. The physical therapists at Whites Physical Therapy will also help you identify other symptoms such as:
- Aching shoulders
- General body pain – Tendonitis also causes symptoms that mimic conditions such as tennis elbow and jumper’s knee
- Trouble with body movements such as wrist flexion
- Pain originating from the back of the heel. This pain may also originate from the area adjacent to your heel.
Undertaking your therapy at Whites Physical Therapy will help you cope with and successfully treat the condition. The physical therapists at Whites Physical Therapy will take and guide you through the following
- Warming up before exercises.
- Increase exercise intensity gradually
- Choosing shoes that fit properly. This is vital for patients that run or play basketball and tennis.
- You will have access to a physical therapist in Wilmington, MA who understands sports medicine.
Whites Physical Therapy will give you the best options for the effective treatment of your conditions. Give our offices a visit for more information on Tendonitis.