How are tendinitis and overuse injuries treated

How are tendinitis and overuse injuries treated

principles of treatment of tendinitis and overuse injuries

The general principles of management can be remembered with the mnemonic PRICES:

Primary therapies
— rotection
— est
— ce
— ompression
— levation
— upport
Secondary therapies
hysical modalities
valuation and reevaluation
alicylates and steroids

Treatment of soft tissue injuries with early control of pain and inflammation is critical. Sustained inflammation decreases soft tissue healing and leads to gradual deconditioning and functional disability. With acute problems, relative rest is important. Ice is an effective antiinflammatory in the first hours after an injury. Heat is often preferred after the acute injury. Orthotics, splinting, braces, or taping may be used to facilitate protected motion.


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