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Tendinitis

Tendinitis

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Patellar Tendinitis
    • Golfer’s Elbow/Medial Epicondylitis
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
    • Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis

Tendinopathy/Tendinitis

Tendinitis can be a frustrating and nagging condition that can limit leisure activities, and, if it gets bad enough, significantly affect your day to day activities. Pain can be achy or sharp, intermittent or constant.

Patients often come see us after many unsuccessful steroid injections or failed physical therapy. Our team of physical therapists at SSOR understand the myriad of causes of tendinopathy and tendinitis, and we’ll devise a detailed, specific treatment plan to address your condition.

Because the source of tendinitis is often overuse, we’ll talk about a graded return to activity and graded exercise progression to enable your tissues to heal appropriately. We’ll educate you on the use of braces, supports, or taping, which may help you manage your condition better.

Our treatment is focused almost entirely on soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations as needed, and very specific strengthening exercises. We’ll also make sure no other areas are contributing to your condition; for example, many patients are shocked when we tell them their tennis elbow stems from a previous knee injury.

We encourage you to avoid getting many steroid injections. Long term, they are not effective and work only for about 3 months. If you’ve previously had unsuccessful physical therapy elsewhere, we encourage you to try again with us. Many clinics do useless interventions like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and basic stretches, but our approach is comprehensive and effective – we’ll get you results quickly. We’ve even been published on treating tendinopathies.

Remember, you don’t need a script from a physician to see a physical therapist in Kansas; give us a call.