Tendinitis vs. Tendinosis - Similar words with vastly different treatments

Wikipedia defines a tendon as a “tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscle to the bone and is capable of withstanding tension.” Tendons are made up of collagen and because of the frequency of loads and tensions that they undergo, are susceptible to injury and pain. Pain that is originating from a tendon can be mild to severe and can linger on for a significant amount of time, making these injuries potentially very frustrating. Early differentiation of the type of tendon injury that is present is critical in order to guide the treatment and also to prevent a lot of pain and frustration into the future. The word tendinitis is a common word used in the medical field that mos

Lyme Disease and Physical Therapy

As the weather improves and our outdoor activity increases one issue we absolutely need to be aware of is Lyme Disease. Most commonly, it is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick; although it is possible to transmit to an unborn child in-utero. Most of us can think of at least one person that has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and number of cases continues to rise. Prevention is the key so proper attire, use of repellents and frequent tick “checks” of not only you and your family, but also our pets are all necessary. Having had multiple family members and pets diagnosed with Lyme Disease, our nightly tick checks are just routine now. If you ever find a tick attached to your body rem

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