Activa: Tendonitis and Sports

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“Want To Move Like A Teenager Again?” DEALINGWITH TENDINITIS

Inside:

• What Is Tendinitis?

• Healthy Recipe

• Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlights

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 mattersworse is the fact thatmanyathletesattempt topushpast thepainof their initial injuries,whichoften leads to those injuriesbecomingmoresevere. Workingwithaphysical therapist isespecially important forathletes 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 thatdevelopover time.Tendinitis isan incrediblycommon issue that causespain todevelop in the joints.Thiscan impact thehips,knees,elbows orshoulders.Paincausedby tendinitiscan impacteverydayactivities,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 painfulandchallenging.Unfortunately,whentendinitisdevelops, itoftensticks around.Thismeans thatpain thatbeginsas frustratingandseeminglyminor can quickly become chronic and incredibly painful. Working with a physical therapist is thebestway toaddress tendinitispainearlyon, to improve range of motion and reduce the severity of your pain without having to turn to pain medications. If you are suffering with tendinitis, discover our programs today and learn more about how to gain relief.

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