Kewanee PT. Dealing With Tendonitis

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Dealing With Tendinitis

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

Dealing With Tendinitis

UNDERSTANDING TENDINITIS While therearesomesports injuries thathappenafterabadday, thereareothers thatdevelopover time.Tendinitis isan incrediblycommon issue thatcausespain 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 day to day or to remain active. Tendinitis can make simple activities such as picking up a gallon of milk or attempting to put something away on a shelf over your head incredibly painful and challenging. Unfortunately, when tendinitis develops, it often sticks around. Thismeans thatpain thatbeginsas frustratingandseeminglyminorcanquickly becomechronicand incrediblypainful.Workingwithaphysicaltherapist isthebest way to address tendinitis pain early on, to improve range of motion and reduce the severity of your pain without having to turn to pain medications.

Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it isasimpleexposureequation.Themore frequentlyyoupushyourself to trynew things, toengage inphysicalactivity,or topushyourself to reachanew goal, the more you are going to increase your risk for potential injury. On more days than not, the injury won’t happen, but as every athlete knows, it only takes one bad day — one day when fatigue throws off your form just enough to cause your gait to be off, for you to feel a little distracted and not realize an obstacle is coming up, or just a fluke of a moment in which something goes wrong and yougodown.Whatmakesmattersworse is the fact thatmanyathletesattempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe. Workingwithaphysicaltherapist isespecially importantforathletesforthisreason. A physical therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury, help identify potential injuries as they develop, and assess the severity of and best treatment options for those injuries as soon aspossible,soyoualwaysknowexactlywhatyourbodyneeds to feelat itsbest.

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TREATING TENDINITIS The best treatment for tendinitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendinitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and to relax that part of the body. Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. Working with a physical therapist can help you identify the best treatment methods for tendinitis. Your physical therapist can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of developing tendinitis. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendinitis, contact us.

Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse.While theaveragepersonmayengage instandardphysical taskssuchas walkingor typing,anathlete takes that repetitivebehavior toanew level.Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will spend hours every week swinging the racket, and this could result in added wear and tear on the elbows and wrists, not to mention the shoulders. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendonsareflexible,allowing thebody tomovemorefreelyby lettingbonesstretch apart or move in one direction or another. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed.Swelling inthetendonscanmakemovementpainfulanddifficult. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendinitis, the pain is isolated at the notedareasof thebody.Thismeans thata tennisplayermayexperience 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 sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels.

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Honey Garlic Salmon Fillets INGREDIENTS • 1 1/4 lb salmon fillets • 2 tsp olive oil

• 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce • 3 tbsp honey • 2 tsp cornstarch • 1 tbsp chopped parsley • lemon wedges for garnish

• salt and pepper to taste • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS Heat theoliveoil ina largepanovermediumhighheat.Season thesalmonwithsaltand pepper to taste. Place the salmon skin side up in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side oruntilcooked through.Remove thesalmon from thepan,placeonaplatewhilecovering with foil tokeepwarm.Add thegarlic to thepanandcook for30seconds.Add thewater, soy sauce and honey combination to the pan, and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened. Return the salmon to the pan and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. Recipe/

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