Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, jumper’s knee are common overuse conditions that we regularly treat at Progressive Physical Therapy. You don’t have to be an athlete to get them. Repetitive chores such as gardening, vacuuming, or painting at your house or workers engaging in repetitive motions, awkward positions, frequent overhead reaching, and forceful exertion are also susceptible. For example repetitive and forceful typing combined with the continuous lifting of grocery bags can lead to tennis elbow.
Overuse, improper form, and aging can lead to pain
Tendonitis and bursitis can also affect the wrist, hip, or ankle. Generally associated with aging, it’s not just athletes that suffer. When the pain and inflammation cannot adequately be reduced with R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) then physical therapy can help.
For athletes, sometimes the problem results from over-training or improperly fitted equipment. For others, the problem may stem from improper form, poor overall fitness, or a lack of strength in the supporting muscles.
Retraining muscles can help prevent future injuries
For injuries that stem from work related situations we can help you retrain your muscles so that you use them properly. These simple techniques can lessen the stress to the injured muscles and help you return to your normal activities while avoiding re-injury.
After a comprehensive evaluation that includes your lifestyle and work situation. We will develop an exercise plan that will help you regain strength, flexibility, power and endurance.