Tendonitis is a PAIN!

Tendonitis is characterized by inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness right outside a joint. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, it’s most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, acute pain and tenderness make it difficult to move the affected joint.

       

If left untreated…

  • Tendonitis may become chronic
  • Can also lead to:
  • Weakening of the tendon (tendinosis)
  • Rupture of the tendon/permanent damage to the affected tissues

How can PT help?

  • Reduce pain
  • Strengthen muscles around damaged tendon to help avoid similar injuries in the future

Manual Therapy can…

  • Stimulate change in the tissue if the body is unable to do so on its own
  • Change the movement of a joint and the surrounding tissue by way of:
    • Joint manipulation/mobilization
    • Soft tissue mobilization

When it comes to reliable, highly skilled clinicians, we’ve got you covered from your head to your toes! Visit us at one of our two locations in West Chester or Coatesville, today!

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