Tendinitis is a very common condition that can affect almost any area of the body. Tendinitis can be very painful, but proper treatment can reduce pain and inflammation significantly. At Island Sports Physical Therapy in East Meadow, our team can help diminish your pain and prevent a recurrence of tendinitis in the future.
What is tendinitis?
Tendinitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Tendons are what attach muscle to bone; therefore, tendinitis can affect many different areas of the body. Tendinitis most commonly occurs in:
Tendinitis can be caused by repetitive impact on the area, overuse, sudden injury, bad posture, poor conditioning before physical activity, and more.
The most common symptoms of tendinitis are tenderness and pain near the tendon caused by inflammation. Stiffness that restricts movement of the joint is also common with tendinitis. Pain resulting from tendinitis can last several hours, days, or possibly longer and usually begins to subside with rest and treatment. If you suspect you may be suffering from tendinitis, contact us to make an appointment for physical therapy in East Meadow so that we can help you begin to recover and get you back on track as soon as possible.
Treatment for tendinitis can include adequate rest, compression, and hot/cold therapy. However, one of the most effective treatments for tendinitis is physical therapy. At Island Sports Physical Therapy in East Meadow, we can provide you with an exercise plan that can help strengthen muscles near the tendon while still allowing adequate rest of the tendon itself. Our physical therapists can also provide you with information and stretches you can do at home to heal your tendinitis and prevent recurrence. If you are suffering from tendinitis or would like more information, contact us at Island Sports Physical Therapy to make an appointment for physical therapy in East Meadow.