Tendon Treatment

Stop Letting Irritated & Annoying Tendon Pain Slow Your Down”

Why Living With Tendon Pain is Living Hell

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Our Approach to Treating Tendon Pain – Fix the Cause

Having a Nagging Tendon Injury Sucks!

Are you experiencing the frustrating and nagging problem of tendon pain that seems to slow you down and disrupt your daily activities? 

You're not alone, and we understand how annoying and perplexing this situation can be.

Tendon pain can be a real hindrance, impacting your ability to move freely and perform everyday tasks with ease. The frustration of not being able to participate in your favorite activities or even carry out simple chores can take a toll on both your physical and emotional well-being.

You may find yourself asking, “Why is this happening to me?” and seeking answers to what might be causing your tendon pain.

The truth is, tendon issues can arise from a variety of factors, such as overuse, improper form during physical activities, sudden changes in exercise intensity, or even underlying health conditions.

But fear not; there is hope for relief and recovery!

At Back in Motion, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you unravel the mystery behind your tendon pain and creating a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause.

If left Untreated, Chances are it Won’t Get Better & Could Eventually Turn into a Full Tendon Tear…

If you're currently experiencing tendon pain, it's crucial to address it promptly, as leaving it untreated could lead to severe consequences. We mustn't underestimate the potential risks involved, and here's why:

Untreated tendon pain worsens over time, making it increasingly difficult to perform daily activities without discomfort and limitations. Simple tasks that once came effortlessly may become challenging, hindering your quality of life and overall well-being.

Even more concerning is that if left unattended, mild tendon pain can potentially progress into a complete tendon tear. This could result in excruciating pain, prolonged recovery periods, and a significant setback in your ability to lead an active, fulfilling life.

Neglecting to seek timely treatment can also lead to chronic tendon issues that require more invasive interventions in the long run. By addressing the problem early on, you have a much higher chance of achieving a successful recovery and avoiding further complications.

Regarding tendon issues, it's essential to tread cautiously and seek the right kind of treatment. 

Rushing to an orthopedist or MD for a quick fix, such as cortisone injections, might offer temporary relief, but it won't address the underlying problem or promote genuine healing. Cortisone injections can weaken the tendon further, increasing the risk of more severe injuries in the future.

You’ve been warned.

The Tendon Injury Conditions We Treat

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Frozen Shoulder




Shoulder soreness, arm weakness, difficulties reaching behind the back, and sleeping problems are all symptoms of rotator cuff injury.

You might be wondering, “Will a rotator cuff injury heal on its own?” Physical therapy can often help to relieve discomfort from rotator cuff injuries and improve strength without the need for surgery. However, if surgery is required, physical therapy will be an important part of the recovery process to relieve rotator cuff pain.

Tendinitis is inflammation of the shoulder rotator cuff tendons or bicep tendons. When tendons become inflamed over time, tendinitis will cause swelling and severe impingement when you raise your arm.

Poor posture contributes to tendinitis because it disrupts the equilibrium of your shoulders and causes tension and weakness.

Impingement occurs when you elevate your arm to a 90-degree angle or higher and experience pain.

There are two main types of infringement: Primary & Secondary.

Primary impingement occurs when the acromion develops an osteophyte or hook and “impinges” on the supraspinatus tendon when raising the arm overhead.

Secondary shoulder impingement usually stems from a biomechanical lesion. It can either be a coracromial impingement which affects the supraspinatus tendon due to joint mobility deficiency or a thing called scapular dyskinesia (when your shoulder blade moves abnormally).

The last type of secondary shoulder impingement is called internal shoulder impingement. This is common in overhead athletes such as pitchers, who we treat at our Fort Myers Sports Injury Clinic. This is when the rotator cuff gets impinged upon the glenoid.

Are you experiencing a painful loss of motion and a tightness of the shoulder joint? You might have a condition known as “frozen shoulder”, causing restriction in movement. This syndrome can occur if your arm has been in a cast or sling for a long time or if you have been bedridden.

The two most frequent kinds of arthritis that affect the shoulder are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both result in shoulder muscle weakness, making it difficult to execute daily tasks.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to target the membranes that surround the shoulder joint. Discomfort and inflammation are symptoms of this illness.

The Different Types of Tendon Pathology

  • Tendonitis: Tendonitis, also known as tendinitis, is a condition characterized by inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are tough, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. When tendons become inflamed due to overuse, repetitive motions, or sudden injury, it can lead to pain, tenderness, and limited joint movement in the affected area. Common sites for tendonitis include the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles.

  • Tendonosis: Tendonosis, sometimes called tendinosis, is a condition that involves the degeneration of a tendon without significant inflammation. Unlike tendonitis, which is primarily an inflammatory response, tendinosis is a chronic, non-inflammatory condition. It occurs when the tendon fails to heal properly from repetitive micro-injuries, leading to a breakdown of collagen fibers and the development of scar tissue. This can result in ongoing pain, weakness, and reduced tendon function.

  • Partial Tear: A partial tear, also known as a partial rupture, occurs when a tendon sustains damage, but the tear does not completely sever the tendon fibers. It is a milder form of tendon injury compared to a complete tear. Partial tears can be caused by trauma or overuse and may result in pain, swelling, and reduced joint function in the affected area. Proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential to promote healing and prevent further damage.

  • Complete Tear: A complete tear, also referred to as a full-thickness tear or rupture, occurs when a tendon is torn completely, leading to a separation of the tendon fibers. This is a severe and often debilitating injury that can result from a sudden traumatic event or chronic degeneration in the tendon. Complete tears usually cause severe pain, and significant loss of function, and may require surgical intervention to repair the torn tendon and restore its function.

Tendons Don’t Hurt for No Reason – There is an Underlying Cause for This…

Experiencing tendon pain can be distressing, and it's crucial to remember that there is always an underlying reason for this discomfort. Understanding and addressing the root cause is key to finding effective and lasting relief.

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we recognize that tendon pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, hindering your ability to move freely and perform everyday tasks without discomfort. But you don't have to endure this silently; there is hope for relief and recovery.

One common factor contributing to tendon issues is overuse or improper movements during physical activities. Repetitive motions or sudden changes in exercise intensity can create strain on the tendons, leading to pain and discomfort.

Our specialized approach focuses on not just treating the symptoms but also addressing the root cause of your tendon pain. By identifying the contributing factors and promoting proper movement patterns, we aim to alleviate the stress on your tendons and support overall musculoskeletal well-being.

Our experienced team will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Through a combination of targeted therapies, exercises, and patient education, we strive to restore balance and functionality to your tendons. With our comprehensive approach, you can find the relief you deserve and regain control of your life.

Take a step towards understanding and treating your tendon pain by reaching out to us for a thorough assessment and expert guidance.

Say Goodbye to Tendon Injuries Today!

If you're tired of letting tendon pain control your life and yearn for a genuine solution, we have the answer you've been searching for. At our clinic, we understand the frustration of temporary fixes and quick fixes that fail to address the root cause of your tendon issues.

But here's the truth: Our services are not for everyone. We are committed to working with individuals who are truly serious about their health and determined to put in the effort required to achieve lasting improvement.

If you're ready to break free from the chains of tendon pain and regain control over your well-being, then it's time to reach out to us. Our team of specialized tendon experts is dedicated to providing exclusive services tailored to your unique needs.

However, please note that our availability is limited, and we can only accommodate individuals who demonstrate a genuine commitment to their own health. We firmly believe in your potential to overcome tendon challenges, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Don't let tendon pain hold you back any longer. Take charge of your health and experience the long-lasting relief you deserve. Contact us now by calling [Phone number] or visiting our website at [Website URL]. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey to reclaim your life from the grasp of tendon pain.

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15:32 30 Mar 23
In September 2022 I had a complex shoulder surgery and began a regimen of physical therapy with Dr. Sharon Sims of Back in Motion here in Verandah. I can only say that today I’m in better physical shape then I’ve been in years. By following her treatment plan I’m able to play “pain free golf” a couple of time a week and participate in fitness activities -- pickleball is next on my list. It wasn’t easy, requiring a lot of work, but it paid off. Thanks Dr. Sharon.I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for a few weeks. After the 2nd visit the severe lower back pain was alleviated. So much so that I have been able to resume golf with much better swing ( although that's not saying much LoL).If you need physical therapy this is the place and she is the right doctor.Be prepared to work hard. If you follow directions you'll be satisfied.
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Karl SchmittKarl Schmitt
16:25 01 Dec 22
Sharon is an excellent physical therapist, highly competent, professional and personable! She has been helping me with both my shoulder and my back. I am now comfortably walking, doing the elliptical and biking, and will be golfing and playing pickleball soon. Thanks so much!
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