Tendons are soft tissues that connect muscles to bones. The suffix "itis" on a word means "inflammation of," which means tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon.
How Can you Prevent it?
- Warm up body parts you will be using
- Alternate activity so as to not do the same activity for prolonged periods
- Maintain good posture throughout the activity
- Stretch after activity performed
- Anti-inflammatory drugs and ice as needed
Treatment of Tendon Injuries is Largely Conservative:
- Use of NSAIDs, or Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
- Rest and ice.
- Gradual return to exercise is common with Physical Therapy.
- Initial Recovery is typical within 2 to 3 days and full recovery can usually be anticipated within 4 to 6 weeks.
If one develops tendonitis it is very important to heal the injury quickly and completely to avoid scar tissue build up.
Have questions or think you might have tendonitis? Contact us or stop into one of our locations. One of our therapists would be happy to perform a Free Injury Screening to answer any of your questions.
Tips provided by Garry Campbell, PT. Garry is currently practicing as a Physical and Aquatic Therapist in our Cicero Location.
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