Treatment for Tendonitis in Monmouth County, NJ

Tendonitis is the term used to describe inflammation of a tendon, the structure in the body that connects the muscles to bones. The purpose of the tendon is to transmit the force necessary for muscles to contract and move the skeletal structure of the body. When tendonitis occurs, the tendon becomes inflamed and the action of pulling the muscles is impaired. This causes pain and restricts movement.

Tendonitis has a number of incarnations; these are generally referred to by the affected body part. For example, patellar tendonitis concerns the patellar tendon (and is also known as jumper’s knee) while Achilles tendonitis affects the Achilles tendon.

This condition is usually an injury of overuse. Any repetitive motion, including those related to work or sports, can cause tendonitis. In some cases, tendonitis occurs after beginning a new activity or exercise that irritates the tendon. Older people are more susceptible to tendonitis because the tendons lose elasticity over time.

Restoring Movement with Physical Therapy

Physical therapy incorporates a number of methods designed to help re-establish maximum movement and flexibility and to build strength. There are four aspects to most physical therapy programs, including promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Because tendonitis is a disorder of inflammation and reduced mobility, physical therapy is an excellent treatment option. Physical therapists might use a number of modalities for tendonitis patients. These can include:

• Therapeutic Exercise;

• Ultrasound;

• Ice and Heat;

• Electrotherapy; and

• Low Level Laser Therapy.

Physical therapy for tendonitis is often used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment. When the spine is properly aligned, patients often experience a reduction in long-term, low grade inflammation. Spinal adjustment can also increase motion in the joints by applying a controlled force to joints that have become restricted in movement.

Treatment for Tendonitis at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At our Red Bank, New Jersey rehabilitation facility, we offer an extensive and cutting-edge range of physical therapy services. In addition to the treatments mentioned above, we also offer PowerPlate technology, which uses vibration in order to increase circulation and speed the healing process.

When you visit Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, you will find a multidisciplinary facility that include physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Contact our office to learn more about how we can help with your tendonitis issues in our Monmouth County facility.