Eastern Shore: Tendinitis & Sports

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

LIGHTSPEED LIFT TREADMILL The Lightspeed Lift is a Body Weight Support System developed for physical rehabilitation and athletic training. The LightSpeed Lift works with your treadmill and allows for a controlled body weight lift of up to 50 lbs. New at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy

Walking or running become easier, enjoyable and safe with the use of custom shorts or a lift-belt attachment. LightSpeed Lift reduces impact force, encourages better form and increases speed. Benefits of Lightspeed Lift • Balance & Gait assessments and training • Unweight up to 50 lbs from user • Decreases impact force • Encourage confidence with stability and control • Safe and effective for walking & running • Allows for sustained duration of activity • Pediatric to Senior patients • Cost effective • Easy to Use

Is Lightspeed Lift Treadmill best for your rehabilitation? Found out by scheduling a consultation! Call us at 410-641-2900!


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



• What Is Tendinitis? • Healthy Recipe • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight

Working with a physical therapist is especially important for athletes for this reason. 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 as possible, so you always know exactly what your body needs to feel at its best. Understanding tendinitis. While there are some sports injuries that happen after a bad day, there are others that develop over time. 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 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.This means that pain that begins as frustrating and seemingly minor can quickly become chronic and incredibly painful. Working with a physical therapist is the best 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. Find out how you can recover from a tendinitis or a sports injury for good with our programs. Call us today for more information!

Discussing Tendinitis & Sports with Martin Weinstein PT, MPT, COMT and Kathleen Weinstein PT, DPT.

Dear Valued Client,



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 is a simple exposure equation. The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to reach a new 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 you go down. What makes matters worse is the fact that many athletes attempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe.



Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a resultofoveruse.While theaveragepersonmayengage instandardphysical tasks such as walking or typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new 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 tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move more freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. 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 sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. 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.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 410-641-2900!

Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

Asparagus Risotto INGREDIENTS • 4 cups (1-inch) slices asparagus • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 tbsp butter • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large) • 2 cups uncooked Arborio rice

• 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS Place 1 cup asparagus and 1 cup broth in a blender; puree until smooth. Combine puree, remaining 2 cups broth, and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining puree mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in remaining 3 cups asparagus; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cream, salt, and pepper. Transfer risotto to a bowl. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

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Patient Success Spotlight

At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Eastern Shore Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“It was an ordinary day until I fell over a cane propped in a doorway. Suddenly life was over as I knew it. I had torn my rotator cuff and bicep muscle. The orthopedist said surgery. I said no! My doctor sent me to ESPT where Martin and I made the magic happen. The PT was encouraging, respectful, and patient. Ice was my best friend. I diligently practiced my exercises at home. I now have full range of motion. I can zip the back of my dress, walk a pulling dog, cast a fishing line, carry groceries, pull dock lines, reach the top shelf, and do dead lifts and presses. I learned strength and flexibility exercises needed to continue after PT, on both arms. Exercise, the medicine that costs only time. A daily dose has kept me off pain meds. At 67, I live doing what I love. Thanks Martin.” - Debbie B. I live doing what I love!

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

Don’twaituntil the lastminute!Spotsavailable for the first50people to respond! UPCOMINGWORKSHOP FOR PATIENTS WITH LOWER BACK PAIN

Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.


Loosens Legs


By request, we’re hosting a Lower Back Pain Workshop at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy

BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bot- tom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs.

If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: Tuesday, March 12th at 6PM

Call To Reserve Your Spot! 410.641.2900 • Asure-fireway topick the right treatment for thecauseofyour lowerbackpain (and save you a ton of time & money). • The Single Biggest #1 Mistake patients withbackpainmakewhichactuallystops them from improvement in relief…

• How a problem in your spine can cause issues with your lower back… • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.



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