One of the most common injuries experienced by athletes from many walks of life is tendinitis.
During a bout of tendinitis, a tendon and its associated support structures will become inflamed and limit your range of motion.
Virtually everyone has run into tendinitis at one time or another …
It can appear in many different forms and in many different places throughout the body, such as the elbow and the knee.
One of the most common places to get tendinitis, however, is down the back of the legs.
Tendinitis comes on very suddenly, and you might not be able to tell that you have pushed yourself far enough to get it until it is too late.
After that, the first and most important thing to do is stop what you are doing.
At first, your natural body response will be enough to limit the damage.
However, if you are not careful during the recovery period, you could find that you develop chronic tendinitis.
Chronic tendinitis is bad news!
When tendinitis becomes chronic, there are often few ways to reduce the symptoms once they appear. The underlying tissue can sometimes be regenerated through hormonal shots, but the most important thing is …
Don’t get to that point!
When you feel the burning sensation that means tendinitis is coming on, you should get to athletes only physical therapy in Downers Grove right away.
This is your best chance to limit the damage.
What kinds of therapies work for tendinitis?
Physical Therapy In Downers Grove Can Help
The truth is that there are only a few, but when they are applied judiciously, they can help.
1) Ice and Heat Therapy When tendinitis is very recent, you want to go with ice for the initial first aid. Ice will numb the pain by constricting blood vessels. However, all things being equal, you want to promote blood flow during most of the healing process, so use heat later on.
2) Massage There are many misconceptions about the right kind of massage for use in tendinitis, especially tendinitis of the leg. It is not a good idea to try out massage yourself until you have gotten some perspective from a sports medicine expert, but when used correctly, it speeds up healing.
3) Rehabilitative Exercise Light exercise is key to ensuring that tendinitis heals correctly. Talk to your trainer.
To Getting You “Healed” Fast
Jim and The CORE1 Crew