Tendonitis, also known as tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon. Tendonitis is an uncomfortable condition and can happen to anyone. Tendonitis is painful and the pain builds over time. At times, it comes gradually feeling severe.
Tendonitis is caused when undue pressure is applied on the tendon or the tendon is overworked. Repetitive activities such as shoveling, playing golf or tennis, shoveling or painting cause tendonitis.
Tendonitis is painful but its treatment is simple and effective. It’s good to see a doctor before considering any treatment options. Any tendinitis treatment aims to reduce pain and inflammation. In most cases, the doctor recommends the best treatment and leaves you to take care of the tendinitis.
Tendonitis Treatment Options
Physical therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy recommend RICE. It’s a program that involves rest, ice, compression and elevation of the affected tendon.
Physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy is one of the best and most effective treatment options. Our physical therapists aim at strengthening and stretching the muscle-tendon unit that is affected. The first line of treatment that is effective by physical therapists in Sugarland, TX is eccentric strengthening. During this type of physical therapy treatment at Absolute Physical Therapy, the muscle is gradually strengthened by stretching and stopping at the slight first sign of pain.
Physical therapists at Sugarland, TX propose an exercise plan. It involves resting the tendon while at the same time strengthening the muscles nearby and also maintaining overall muscle tone. Gradually, the physical therapy treatment starts exercising then tendon itself.
Other treatment options for tendonitis include laser treatment, pain relievers, corticosteroids, surgery, and dry needling. However, these are the methods recommended when physical therapy doesn’t relieve the symptoms. Otherwise, physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy is effectively known to reduce pain and inflammation within a short period of treatment.
During physical therapy treatment of tendonitis, the physical therapist recommends rest and avoid any activity that increases the swelling or pain. Never work or play through the pain as it only makes things worse. Rest for effective tissue healing instead.