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How Do You Stop Tendonitis from Progressing?

How Do You Stop Tendonitis from Progressing?

Tendonitis is a condition that can greatly affect one’s quality of life. It is caused by the overuse of tendons or repetitive motions that can lead to inflammation, pain and discomfort. It is important to stop tendonitis from progressing to avoid long-term damage. In this blog post we will discuss tips from chiropractors and physiotherapists on how to stop tendonitis from progressing and improve your overall well-being.

Rest and Recovery

One of the most important steps in stopping tendonitis from progressing is by resting and allowing your body to recover. Avoid activities that cause pain or discomfort and give your body the necessary time to heal. This may include taking a break from your regular exercise routine or shortening your work hours.

Apply Heat and Cold

Applying heat and cold can help reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Use ice packs to reduce inflammation and apply heat to increase blood flow to the area. Alternating between heat and cold can also prove beneficial.

Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Chiropractors and physiotherapists may recommend specific stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve your range of motion and strengthen the affected tendons. These exercises may also improve the blood flow to the affected area helping it to heal more efficiently.

Ergonomic Changes

Ergonomic changes can help reduce the strain on your tendons caused by certain activities. For example if you work at a desk, use a wrist rest to reduce the strain on your wrists or use a standing desk to improve your posture.

Seek Professional Help

Chiropractors and physiotherapists can provide you with a variety of treatments to help stop tendonitis from progressing. Depending on the severity of your condition, they may recommend massage therapy, electrotherapy, or other treatments to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Tendonitis can be a frustrating and painful condition, but there are steps you can take to stop it from progressing. Resting, applying heat and cold, performing stretching and strengthening exercises, making ergonomic changes, and seeking professional help can all help improve your condition and reduce your pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing tendonitis, don’t hesitate to seek professional help to get the care you need to stop it from progressing.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT, or another Kitchener physiotherapist at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin is an internationally trained physiotherapist and has been practicing in Canada since 2015. After graduating in 2009, Nitin started as a physiotherapist in a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery team under the guidance of an eminent cardiac surgeon. His interest and passion in the field of sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation made him switch from acute care to a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting. Nitin blends various hands-on physiotherapy techniques with therapeutic exercises to achieve his client’s goals. He is certified in the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): Lumbar spine, Mulligan concepts and personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation (PBFR). His clients vary from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He is a huge advocate of the ‘Looking beyond the pain’ model to provide clients with the best care possible. Exercises and activity modification are always important components of his treatment plans to empower clients to reach their health goals.

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