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Physical Therapy for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons, the fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. This irritation and inflammation occurs due to overuse or injury. Tendonitis can happen in any tendon, but it is most common in the tendons surrounding the knees, elbows, heels, shoulders, and wrists. Sports injuries are the leading cause for tendonitis, but it can also occur due to:

  • Bad posture and poor walking habits
  • Joint deformities
  • Arthritis, gout, or other related conditions
Common symptoms of tendonitis include:
  • Pain – dull and achy in the affected tendon
  • Mild swelling and tenderness
  • Weakness in the affected tendon
  • Redness
  • A small lump under the skin near affected tendon
  • Pain can occur suddenly and persist for a few days or appear as a chronic ache that comes and goes

Tendonitis is an acute condition that should heal with treatment. If left untreated, it can lead to a chronic development of tendinosis. For that reason, acute tendonitis should be treated immediately. Athletes with chronic cases of tendinosis can also find relieve with physical therapy – strengthening of the affected area will prevent further injury.

Rock Run is a physical therapy clinic in Utah that can expertly treat tendonitis. If you are suffering from tendonitis, our physical therapists can develop a healing plan for your specific injury. When you schedule an appointment with Rock Run, our therapists will do a physical examination to determine the extent of your injury and prepare a customized therapy plan. Healing times will vary depending on the condition (tendonitis vs tendinosis), but most patients can expect a full recovery. A variety of therapies – eccentric strengthening, dry needling, massage, and manual therapies – may be used.

We are the leading physical therapy clinic in Utah that handles sports injuries. Dont let tendonitis keep you from your day to day activity. For professional Utah physical therapy, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Good quality and professional people. The range of exercises are very useful and they were delivered professionally. I appreciate all that has been done for me. This includes the ladies at the from desk.

— William H., Posted April 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I had lower back pain. After therapy I feel great. Great people.

— Walter D., Posted April 20, 2020

I was pleased with the care at Rock Run. They were courteous, kind, and very professional. They pushed me hard so as to strengthen my knee, and help me get into a good place by the end of my treatments

— Val M., Posted April 20, 2020

It was a great experience, this helped me regain strength in my shoulder. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, they are very courteous. I will recommend to any family and friends.

— Terry E., Posted April 20, 2020

This was my very first injury in my life. As scary and unsure about how things can turn out, it was nice to have Brenda and her team be so kind and informative. I was able to schedule around work and get in when needed. I would have liked more goal and advancements in treatments from day to day, but other than that it’s been a great time!

— Shannon W., Posted April 20, 2020

After having a third shoulder surgery, I was apprehensive of physical therapy and the results I hoped to achieve. My treatment was better than expected and I’m well on my way to a full recovery. The Rock Run team is very knowledgeable and respectful. I would come back anytime

— Scott J., Posted April 20, 2020

Before I came here I had trouble with a shoulder pain on my right side which made a wing problem. After a few weeks of therapy and on exercise program it started to go away and now feeling much better than I have in 5 months. I am grateful for the specialists that have helped me. Great people

— Richard G., Posted April 20, 2020

I had a great experience with Rock Run Physical Therapy. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took the time to get to know me and I felt like I was always in good hands. The physical therapists helped me become more informed with my shoulder issues, and helped me in making decisions for further treatment.

— Randy J., Posted April 20, 2020

Great visit – Consistent pain that was present when I first came here is now gone. Hopefully with the exercises I have been given for home, the pain will not return.

— Randal G., Posted April 20, 2020

Fantastic. I started out slow, and over time got stronger and more endurance. Rock Run is super! Three members of my family have been here for treatment and all have liked the experience.

— Ronald W., Posted April 20, 2020

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

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Laser Therapy speeds up the healing process by giving energy to the cells that are responsible for healing tissue, reducing inflammation.

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The water provides a safe and effective method for healing injuries, restoring patient confidence and increasing mobility with each completed exercise.

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