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GOT NO TIME FOR TENDINITIS? DON’T LET TENDINITIS THROW YOU OFF YOUR GAME!

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 causespain todevelop in the joints.Thiscan impact thehips,knees,elbowsor 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 andchallenging.Unfortunately,when tendinitisdevelops, itoftensticksaround. Thismeans thatpain thatbeginsas frustratingandseeminglyminorcanquickly becomechronicand incrediblypainful.Workingwithaphysical 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.

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 athleteknows, itonly takesonebadday—onedaywhen fatigue throwsoffyour 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. 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.

Are you suffering from tendinitis or other sports injury? Call yourphysical therapistatBalancedBodyPhysicalTherapy today at 801.293.8888 or visit our website at balancedbodypt.com!

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WHAT I S T END I N I T I S ?

when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. Typically,whenpain iscausedasa resultof tendinitis, thepain is isolatedat thenotedareasof 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. 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.

H E A LT HY D E T O X R E C I P E GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS WITH SRIRACHA SLAW 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

E XERC I SE E S SENT I AL S

INGREDIENTS

• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled & deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 cup mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, slowly raise up your leg, keeping your leg as straight as possible and your toes pointed outward. Lower your leg to the starting position. Repeat 6-10 times.

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“In November, during a timed mile-and-a-half run, I felt a very unfamiliar pain on the outside of my knee. I managed to complete the run, but when I got home, I could hardly walk up the stairs without fairly intense pain. I took a week to try and remedy the problem myself but to no avail. That is when I decided to seek help. Balanced Body was great! Ashley and Rachael let me know the cause and diagnosis, which was IT band syndrome. Over the course of a few months they would use electrical stimulation, muscle scraping, exercises and stretching to fix my problem. As of right now, I am able to run without any pain. I highly recommend this team for your PT needs.” - Chris M. PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I GH T “As of right now, I am able to run without any pain!”

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