Physical Therapy in Forest Hill, New Jersey
Pro Staff Physical Therapy of Kearny, NJ, is located on Bergen Avenue in the heart of Kearny, New Jersey. Right off I-280, our team of licensed, highly qualified physical therapists works tirelessly to meet patients’ needs.
We believe in helping you rehab to better health. Pro Staff therapists will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that helps improve your specific injury or other condition.
We understand that movement is extremely important to you and want to help you feel better soon.
What Causes Biceps Tendonitis?
Biceps tendonitis is caused by an injury to any of the biceps’ tendons. This injury may result from one specific incident or repetitive use over time. This injury is commonly seen in athletes who play overhead sports such as volleyball, baseball, and gymnastics.
When the biceps tendon becomes inflamed, it can often be less mobile and decrease the strength or power needed for your sport. The biceps muscle is essential in many shoulder and elbow motions. Pain is often felt in the front of the shoulder with flexion movement due to the primary role of the biceps.
Common Symptoms of Biceps Tendonitis
- Pain in the front of the shoulder or elbow.
- Pain with overhead motion.
- Clicking or popping of the shoulder.
- Deep ache within the shoulder or elbow joint.
- Pain and stiffness at rest or when lying on the affected side.
Treatment for Biceps Tendonitis
Treatment for biceps tendonitis first involves decreasing the inflammation within the tendon. This can be done through various manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to help improve the healthy blood flow to the injured tendon.
Your physical therapist will work with you to provide a unique treatment plan to meet your goals and needs. Once the biceps tendon starts to heal, it will be important to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder and elbow. This can help take the load off the tendon and provide greater stability to the joint.
Depending on your injury, your physical therapist may work with you on sport-specific mechanics. This will involve specific exercises or drills to help improve your mechanics to decrease the risk of a future injury.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts in treating biceps tendonitis no matter the cause, and we will help you get back to your usual self.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every injury to the biceps is different when it comes to recovery. Tendons can be tricky sometimes as they heal, so it is important to listen to your physical therapist as you recover from this injury.
Factors such as injury type, stage of inflammation, and type of activity you are involved in can all impact the recovery timeline.
Get Started Today
No matter what issue you have going on, Pro Staff Physical Therapy is here to help. If you have been looking for quality physical therapy in Forest Hill, NJ, check out Pro Staff Physical Therapy at our Kearny location today.
We know how important it is to move pain-free, so let us help get you there. Contact our office at 551-230-0665 to schedule an appointment today.