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Tendonitis Specialist

Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC

Physical Therapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Whether it stems from an acute injury or overuse, tendonitis can cause pain in any joint in your body. If you live on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City, expert physical therapists Billy Reilly, MS, PT, and Paul LaRosa, MS, PT at Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC help patients of all ages recover from tendonitis and prevent future injuries. If you suffer from tendonitis, call or book an appointment online to start your path to recovery.

Tendonitis Q & A

What is tendonitis?

Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscle to bone. The human body contains 1,320 different tendons, and any of them can develop tendonitis, which occurs when this soft tissue becomes irritated or inflamed.

Tendonitis causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints and most commonly occurs in the knees, elbows, ankles, and wrists.

What are the most common types of tendonitis?

The experts at Empire Physical Therapy treat all types of tendonitis, including:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Knee tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tibialis posterior tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Hip tendonitis
  • Shoulder tendonitis

Even if you have tendonitis in a less common location, your expert therapist at Empire Physical Therapy develops an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition.

What causes tendonitis?

Tendonitis can result from an acute injury like a fall or accident, but it’s much more likely to develop from repetitive motions over time, such as throwing a ball or painting.

You may also develop tendonitis by placing too much stress on a joint or tendon, which may occur when you lift too much weight or significantly increase your athletic activity without proper training.

Warming up with special exercises before an activity can help reduce your risk of tendonitis, and the team at Empire Physical Therapy teach you how to properly warm up and condition your body to handle any activities you set out to accomplish.

How does physical therapy help tendonitis?

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, or a professional with an active occupation, the experts at Empire Physical Therapy provide individualized care tailored to your unique needs.

Your initial consultation involves a thorough evaluation with a licensed physical therapist, and you can look forward to working with the same therapist along your entire path to recovery at Empire Physical Therapy.

Your provider creates a customized tendonitis treatment plan to relieve pain and restore function to the affected joint. Depending on your condition, treatment may include:

  • Hands-on (manual) therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation

The state-of-the-art facility also has a full gym, where your therapist can help you restore strength and mobility to the impacted part of your body.

To learn how physical therapy can help you recover from tendonitis, call or book an appointment online.