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Tendon and Ligament Injuries and Conditions

Ligaments attach bones to one another. Tendons are muscles that help you move. Both are types of connective tissue, and both tendons and ligaments are vulnerable to injuries.

Physical therapy can help you relieve the swelling, stiffness, and loss that can accompany a ligament or tendon injury or condition. Greendale Physical Therapy offers non-surgical methods to help you get back to normal. 

Physical therapy for strains, sprains, and tears 

A strain occurs when a tendon is hyperextended, stretched in an awkward way, or torn. The strain causes pain and swelling, as well as reduced mobility.

A sprain is an overstretched or torn ligament, which can develop when the ligament becomes stretched, hyper-extended, or strained.

Therapy can include specific exercises and stretches, various manual therapies, hot and cold therapy, and even electrical stimulation to promote healing. 

Physical therapy for torn ACLs

ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This is the ligament that controls your knee. A torn ACLs is one of the most common types of knee injuries, especially in the context of sports or exercise.

Our approach to ACLs injuries is to focus on the restoration of function, strength, stability, and mobility. We also develop programs to help you prevent a repeat injury. We also focus strongly on pain control.

We treat many post-surgical ACL tears and focus on restoring strength, function, and return to sport. We follow closely the doctors recommended protocol for optimum rehabilitation.

In some cases where surgery is not possible or not advised, physical therapy can be used to manage an ACL injury.  Typically, both our surgical and non-surgical ACL injury patients return to their normal activities after working with us. 

Tendonitis (AKA tendinitis) therapy

Tendonitis is a chronic condition that inflames tendons. We risk tendonitis as we age, simply because tendons weaken as we get older. In some cases tendonitis is the result of a repetitive stress injury.  Often the combination of age and repeated stress can cause chronic tendon pain.

Specific strengthening exercises, manual therapies, and modalities form the core of a tendonitis recovery program. 

Contact Greendale Physical Therapy today if you have tendon or ligament pain or injuries

You don’t have to wait for your doctor to provide you with a referral. You can reach out to our office to make an appointment right now, and we’ll work with your insurance company.

Contact Greendale Physical Therapy today to discuss your needs and goals.  We have 4 convenient locations, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Clinton, and Marlborough.

Tendon and Ligament Injuries and Conditions

Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC helped me regain the strength in my ankles and feet to keep me walking and continue to exercise and golf. The staff are all well skilled, pleasant, and supportive. I would highly recommend them to my friends for PT. They are a great group!

Clinton Patient

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Shrewsbury Clinic

280 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

T: 508-753-7780
F: 508-459-5900

Worcester Clinic

120 Gold Star Boulevard
Worcester, MA 01545

T: 508-459-5000
F: 508-459-5900

Clinton Clinic

145 Church Street
Clinton, MA 01510

T: 978-598-3155
F: 508-459-5900