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Physical Therapy for Tendonitis​

Physical Therapy for Tendonitis​

Understanding Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of tendons, which are the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. This condition often results from repetitive motion, overuse, or acute injury. Tendonitis can affect various joints such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle, leading to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. Common types of tendonitis include tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, Achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tendonitis. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent chronic issues and promote effective recovery.

Our Approach

At Capstone Physical Therapy & Fitness, we offer comprehensive treatment plans for tendonitis that focus on reducing inflammation, promoting healing, and strengthening the affected tendons and muscles to prevent re-injury. Our customized treatment plans are designed to alleviate pain, restore function, and improve overall quality of life.

Initial Assessment

We begin with a thorough assessment to understand the extent of the condition. This includes a detailed patient history, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests such as ultrasound or MRI. This comprehensive evaluation helps us identify the specific tendons affected, the severity of the inflammation, and any underlying factors contributing to the condition.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Based on the assessment, we develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of each patient. Our approach is holistic, considering not only the physical symptoms but also the patient's lifestyle, activity level, and personal goals. This ensures that the treatment is effective and tailored to promote overall well-being.

Multidisciplinary Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experienced physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and other healthcare professionals collaborates to provide the best care possible. This team approach ensures that all aspects of the patient's condition are addressed, from pain management to functional rehabilitation.

Ongoing Monitoring and Adjustment

We continuously monitor the patient’s progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. Regular follow-up sessions allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions and make necessary modifications to optimize recovery. This dynamic approach ensures that the patient receives the most effective and up-to-date care throughout their rehabilitation journey.

Treatment Techniques

Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques to mobilize the affected joints and soft tissues, reducing pain and improving mobility. This includes:

Therapeutic Exercises

Tailored exercises aimed at strengthening the muscles around the affected tendon, enhancing flexibility, and improving overall function. These exercises are designed to:


Use of various therapeutic technologies to reduce inflammation and promote healing, such as:


Guidance on activity modification, proper ergonomics, and techniques to avoid future tendon overuse. Our therapists educate patients on:

Goals of Physical Therapy for Tendonitis

Pain Reduction

Alleviating pain and discomfort associated with tendonitis through targeted interventions and therapeutic techniques. Our approach includes manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities to address pain at its source, ensuring patients experience relief and improved comfort.

Inflammation Control

Reducing inflammation through various therapeutic interventions, including the use of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and cold/heat therapy, as well as manual therapy. Controlling inflammation is crucial to reducing pain and promoting the healing process.

Functional Improvement

Restoring normal function and range of motion in the affected joint, allowing patients to return to their regular activities without pain. This involves strengthening exercises, flexibility training, and functional movements tailored to each patient's needs, ensuring they can perform daily tasks and engage in physical activities effectively.

Preventive Strategies

Implementing strategies to prevent recurrence and promote long-term tendon health, including strengthening exercises, education on proper techniques, and activity modifications. Our therapists provide guidance on ergonomics, activity modification, and preventive exercises to help patients avoid future tendon overuse and injuries. This proactive approach ensures lasting tendon health and reduces the risk of re-injury.


Why Choose Capstone Physical Therapy & Fitness?

Our experienced physical therapists are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient. We utilize evidence-based practices and the latest treatment techniques to ensure optimal recovery and long-term health. Our commitment to patient-centered care means we work closely with each individual to achieve their rehabilitation goals, offering support and guidance throughout their recovery journey.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our contact page or call us at (215) 677-1149.

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