Agility: Tendonitis and Sports

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“Remain Active After The Age of 31!” TENDONITIS AND SPORTS

Do you experience pain with normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending, or simply walking a distance? Having pain withmovement, especially if it goes on for more than a fewdays, 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 postureweakens your backmuscles, affecting your ability to do normal everyday tasks. The weakened muscles and poor posture place an abnormal strain on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hip tendons. Therefore, depending on where the greatest strain is placed, youwill most likely experience tendonitis.

Tendonitis can be short-lived, but can also become chronic in nature and last for a long time. Chronic tendonitis actually disintegrates the quality of your tendons over time and can lead to tearing. Most people experience tendonitis on a gradual basis. At first, it may be soreness, but if the irritation continues, it can become excruciating, affecting your ability to do many simple activities. Tendonitis can also come from injuries that strain the tendons. This can be froma direct blow like a fall or an overstretching injury in a sports activity. Treatment Tendonitis is very treatable with the right kind of physical therapy. Our specialists helped thousands of peoplewith tendonitis get back to doing the things they love. Whether your problem is newor old, having a good understanding of themechanics of your body and identifying the source of the problem leads to a quick recovery.



Suffering with foot pain can completely ruin your life. It can make your feel miserable and if not dealt with can lead to more serious and debilitating conditions. Foot pain can keep you frombeing able to carry your kids or grandkids; it can lead to a less active lifestyle creating future health issues; and it can also keep you fromdoing some those activities you love; like hiking, walking, running and playing sports. At Agility Physical Therapy we specialize in helping people with foot pain and can help you too. However, we first need to identifywhat is the true cause of your foot pain. There aremany reasons youmay be suffering from foot pain but we findmost cases center around 3 common causes: 1. Plantar Fasciitis 2. Achilles Tendonitis 3. Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

If you have any of the following symptoms give us a call: • Heel pain in first thing in the morning • Pain walking • Pain when getting up after sitting • Pain when standing for a long time • Pain and stiffness in the morning • Pain after exercising • Pain on the inside of the foot & ankle • Swelling on the inside of the foot

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I am looking forward to getting stronger and healthier under your care! “This week I attended my first Agility class at the encouragement of a few close friends. I have been familiar with Agility for many years, as all of my children have taken classes from time to time related to their sporting activities (baseball, football, volleyball). My apprehension was quickly diffused by Alicia’s warm welcome to the class, and her consistently calm, professional and reassuring demeanor throughout the first session. I am looking forward to getting stronger and healthier under your care!” - Susan H.

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