You May Be Suffering From Tendonitis

“Stop Allowing Pain To Be A Part Of Your Daily Routine! ” You May Be Suffering From Tendonitis Health & Fitness

Do you find yourself doing normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending or simply walking a distance, but experience pain with them? Something is not right and having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be a symptom of tendonitis. Tendons are thick bands of tissue that connect your muscles to the bones. With excessive strain, tendons get yanked on and become very inflamed. Under normal circumstances, your tendons do a lot of work and can handle the stress, but when they are over-worked, you feel pain. Tendonitis can occur practically anywhere in the body, but is most common in the hips, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders. The reason for this is quite simple, usually poor posture over a period of time. If you are at a computer or sitting for a good part of the day, your shoulders tend to slouch forward and your back muscles weaken.

“I’m Really Active & Healthy. Why Am I Suffering From Pain? ” Understanding Tendonitis & How To Treat Pain HOW’S YOUR POSTURE? Poor posture weakens your muscles, which are needed when reaching, lifting, walking and doing normal everyday tasks. The weak muscles and poor posture place abnormal strain on the shoulders, elbows, knees and hip tendons. Therefore, depending on where the greatest strain is, you will most likely experience tendonitis. Tendonitis can be short-lived, but can also last for a long time. Chronic tendonitis actually disintegrates the tendons over time and can possibly lead to tearing. Most people experience tendonitis on a gradual basis. For example, it may start off as just soreness, but over time can become excruciating pain, which affects your ability to do many simple activities. TREATMENT

Tendonitis is very treatable with the right kind of therapy. The specialists at Therapy Works have helped thousands of people with tendonitis get back to doing the things they love quickly. Whether your problem is new or old, having a good understanding of the mechanics of your body and identifying the source of the problem leads to a quick recovery. Call today to learn more how Therapy Works can relieve your pain!

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“How Can I Avoid Pain When I’m Less Active? ” The Correct Sitting Posture At Work

Ears in line with shoulders . If you’re leaning too far forward or backward, your posture is off-kilter. Use this trick whenever you’re sitting at your desk. Pull back shoulder blades. Drawing them back and down will bring your chest up and out, and help you avoid getting rounded shoulders Using a lumbar pillow. A lumbar support pillow does some of the work for you by supporting your spine. You’ll be forced into the correct position every time you sit down. For a quicker

fix, use a folded or rolled-up towel.

Uncross those legs. The correct way to sit in a chair requires you to place your feet flat on the ground. That means no crossing your legs or sticking them out in front of you. Get up and move. Sitting for long periods of time is really terrible for the body. Your blood flows slower, abdominal muscles get weaker, bones get thinner due to inactivity and your life expectancy decreases

Do You Have An Ache Or Pain? a Do you have difficulty reaching? a Do you ache throughout the day? a Do you have trouble sleeping due to pain? If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions above and are looking for help to relieve your problem then CALL TODAY!


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Try this simple exercise to improve balance... Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Helps Improve Shoulder & Arm Pain

SIDELYING INTERNAL ROTATION STRETCH - SLEEPER STRETCH Start by lying on your side with the affected arm on the bottom. Your affected arm should be bent at the elbow and forearm pointed upwards towards the ceiling as shown. Next, use your unaffected arm to gently draw your affected forearm towards the table or bed. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.


Think TherapyWorks FIRST Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle CALL TODAY! Tortola: (284)494-4678 St.Thomas: (340)779-4678 Virgin Gorda: (284)495-5678

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