overuse injuries in kansas city
shoulder & rotator cuff
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that can move in many directions. This is facilitated by a group of four tendons known as the rotator cuff. Tendons hold muscle to bone and are prone to wear and tear over time due to injury or chronic overuse. This can cause substantial pain and limitation with activity.
Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
Overuse Injuries in Kansas City
Movement of the forearm, wrist, and hand are controlled by a number of tendons that originate at the elbow. Much like shoulder & rotator cuff injuries, these tendons hold muscle to bone and are prone to chronic overuse. This can cause debilitating pain and even a loss of grip strength that can keep you from work and play.
Knee Overuse Injuries
in Kansas City
Flexion and extension of the knee are controlled by a number of tendons including the patellar tendon. Tendons are prone to chronic overuse injuries The patellar tendon is unique in that it connects the kneecap to the shin bone (tibia). Patellar tendonitis can cause substantial pain with walking up and down stairs, running, kicking, and jumping.
Treatment usually starts with rest, medications, bracing, and physical therapy. When these fail, there are a number of alternative options including PRP, Tenex, and traditional surgeries. The latter two options involve removing dead or damaged tendon tissue.