Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. While tendonitis can occur in any of your body's tendons, it's most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists and heels.  The goals of tendonitis treatment are to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation. Often, home treatment — which includes rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers — may be all that you need. But when the case is serious and painful enough, or there is just no sign of healing, physical therapy is a great source.

Wallace Physical Therapy deals with many patients that have some type of tendonitis. Many cases of tendonitis are caused from overuse injuries, where repetitive motions cause the tendons to get inflamed.  From server to chronic cases of tendonitis, Bob Wallace uses many different modalities to help ease the pain.  Most commonly used is ultrasound and massage to help reduce the inflamed tendon.  Once the inflammation is decreasing and the pain is subsiding, Bob Wallace encourages stretches and exercises to help strengthen the supporting muscles and reduce the strain on the affected tendon.

In some cases Bob Wallace and his therapists use dexamethazone or iontophoresis, which is a mild steroidal medication that is either applied via ultrasound or through electric impulses, to help decrease the inflammation of the tendon.  These are only used if the tendonitis is very acute and over inflamed.

Bob Wallace, over the years, has helped many tennis players, golfers, construction workers, etc. from all over the Tucson and surrounding areas to heal from their tendonitis.


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