AdvancedRehab: Tendintis & Sports

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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DON’T LET TENDINITIS KEEP YOU FROM DIVING IN

Inside: • What is Tendinitis? • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Did you know that athletes are naturally at an increased risk of sustaining an injury? This is not a result of any particular health issue that athletes have in common; rather, it is because athletes experience overexertion more often than non-athletes. The more frequently you push yourself to engage in physical activity, try new skills, or reach a new goal, the higher your risk of sustaining an injury becomes.

Are you an athlete looking to make the most of your sport? Are you looking for ways to decrease your risk of getting injured? Are you in need of relief from a recently sustained injury? Whatever the case may be, Advanced Rehabilitation can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Tendinitis – a common sports injury: One of the most commonly reported sports injuries is tendinitis. Some sports injuries can happen in a second, due to a harsh fall or collision. However, other sports injuries can develop over time, due to excessive overexertion. Tendinitis is an incredibly common issue that causes pain to develop in the joints. This can impact the hips, knees, elbows, or shoulders. Pain caused by tendinitis can impact everyday activities, making it exceedingly difficult to remain comfortable and active in your day-to-day life. Tendinitis can pose challenges to even the simplest of activities, such as reaching to grab a glass from the top shelf of the cabinet or bending down to pick up a dropped item. To make it worse, tendinitis can worsen over time, becoming chronic and incredibly painful. Fortunately, by consulting with a physical therapist early on, you can avoid severe pain and work to improve your flexibility, range of motion, and overall function in the affected joint(s). At Advanced Rehabilitation, we can help you get back to living your life comfortably!

Rebecca Alvey, PT

While many athletes can go through their entire sporting career without experiencing any serious injuries, it only takes one bad day of fatigue, distraction, or physical barriers to cause an accidental injury. Additionally, many athletes try to push through pain, which often leads to injuries becoming more severe. Because of this, it is especially important for athletes to work with a physical therapist. A physical therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury. By doing this, you’ll know exactly how to improve your technique so you can decrease your risk of sustaining an injury. Furthermore, a physical therapist can also help identify any injuries as they develop and determine the best treatment options for you, so you can get back to your sport as quickly as possible.

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SO, WHAT IS TENDINITIS?

Tendinitis is known as an “overuse injury,” because it develops over time. Because of this, it is a common condition that dedicated athletes experience. For example, let’s say you are a tennis player – in addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will also spend hours every week swinging their racket and conditioning for their sport. This can result in abnormal wear and tear on the shoulders, elbows, and wrists, which could cause tendinitis to develop. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another.Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed, which can result in swelling and pain, especially with movement of the affected area. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendinitis, the pain is isolated at the noted areas of the body.This means that a tennis player may experience tendinitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendinitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as “tennis elbow,” while Achilles tendinitis is frequently referred to as “runner’s ankles” or “runner’s heels.”

However, the most important part of making sure your tendinitis heals quickly and effectively is working with a physical therapist. Your physical therapist can help you identify the best methods of treatment for your specific needs and design an individualized treatment plan accordingly. Your physical therapist can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of worsening your tendinitis or developing it again in the future. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendinitis, don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Rehab today! We’ll help you get back in the game as quickly as possible.

How can I find relief for my tendinitis pain?

When tendinitis first develops, a good rule of thumb is to practice the R.I.C.E method – rest, ice, compression, elevation. It is also important to take a few days off from your training or practice, in order to allow the affected area to heal. When necessary (with tendinitis of the knee or ankle), you can also utilize crutches as a way keep the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. SHARK WATERMELON FRUIT BOWL Healthy Recipe DIRECTIONS Place watermelon lengthwise on a cutting board. Slice off a 2-inch chunk from one end of the watermelon and discard. Using the flat end as a base, stand the watermelon up. Starting at the tip, begin to cut the watermelon in half, stopping about two-thirds of the way down. (Don’t cut all the way to the cutting board.) Make a second cut, starting at one of the end points of the first cut, angling up and moving in a curved line toward the end point on the other side to create a large wedge. Remove the wedge, creating an open mouth for the “shark.”Reserve thewedge.Usingavegetablepeeler,sliceoff1-inch-widepiecesofwatermelonskin along edges of the mouth. Discard the watermelon skin. Using a small paring knife, cut triangular incisions along the top and bottom edges of the mouth, forming teeth. Scoop out the inside of the watermelon, leaving 2 inches at the bottom, to form a bowl. Chop the scooped-out watermelon into chunks and reserve. Cut a half-rainbow shape from the reserved watermelon wedge. Skewer the half-rainbow into the back of the watermelon, rind-side up, forming a fin. Arrange blueberries and blackberries around the base of the watermelon. Fill the watermelon bowl with the reserved watermelon chunks, strawberries, raspberries and pineapple. Skewer blueberries on the sides of the watermelon to form eyes. INGREDIENTS • 1 medium watermelon (about 5 pounds) • 2 cups blueberries (1 pint) • 2 cups blackberries (1 pint) • 4 cups strawberries (1 quart) • 2 cups raspberries (1 pint) • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks

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Did You Know You Have Direct Access To Physical Therapy?

ARI, We Can Fix That!

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain

Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a physician referral is not needed. In the state of Indiana you have direct access to physical therapy! You have the power to choose. Just as you can fill a prescription for medication at a pharmacy of your choice, you can choose where to receive physical therapy as well.

Taking care of yourself means taking charge of your healthcare, so remember that regardless of which physician you see, you have a choice when it comes to physical therapy.PhysicalTherapistsAreThe Mechanics Of Your Body! Minor achesandpainsarewarningsignals from your body to let you know something is not working properly. Don’t put off the pain until it’s too late. Come in today for a “Tune-Up.”

� Sit for long periods comfortably

� Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely

� Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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FREE WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 10TH 2019• 6:00PM The Shoulder Workshop will be held September 10th @ 6pm at our Tell City clinic. ATTENTION SHOULDER PAIN SUFFERERS!

As of July 1, 2019, Indiana has updated the law to include 42 calendar days of direct access! Come to PT without a MD order. Call ARI today!

REGISTER BY CALLING: Tell City: 812-547-7770

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Exercise Essential

Helps With Knee And Hip Pain

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IT BAND STRETCH: SIDELYING Start by lying on your side with your back near the edge of your bed or table. Your affected leg should be on top. Next, let the top leg lower behind you as you maintain an extended knee as shown. You should feel a gentle stretch along the side of your leg. Hold for 30 seconds.

Patient Success Spotlight

“With the help of the ARI staff, I am pain-free.” “I came to ARI not being able to pick up a cup without pain from a combo of tennis and golfer’s elbow. With the help of the ARI staff, I am pain-free. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend therapy before surgery.” -Amanda W

If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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