Elite PT_Tendonitis and Sports Injuries

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Do you experience painwith normal everyday tasks like takingmilk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending, or simplywalking a distance? Having painwithmovement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be indicative of tendonitis. The tendons arewhat connect your muscles to the bones. Under normal circumstances, your tendons can handle a lot of work and force, but when they are over-worked, they become inflamed, causing you 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: 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. How’s Your Posture? Poor posture weakens your back muscles, affecting your ability to do normal everyday tasks. Theweakenedmuscles and poor posture place abnormal strain on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hip tendons. Therefore, depending on where the greatest strain is placed, you will most likely experience tendonitis. TENDONITIS & SPORTS

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