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1/13/10 1:43 P

Thanks, Michelle, that make a lot of sense! It is feeling better, so hopefully time and rest will heal it.

Missy

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1/10/10 1:17 P

The problem is that the exercises will depend on the root of the problem. I had tendonitis on the side of my knee, but the physical therapist had me doing exercises to strengthen my hips and shins. You just never know. Exercises alone cannot heal tendonitis. Only rest can do that. The exercises help strengthen the weaker parts that are contributing to the cause of the injury.

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1/10/10 12:52 P

Thanks for the input. I understand that a professional therapist will know what to do. I have been to see my Dr. and he wants me to use the anti-inflammatory drug for a couple weeks. At that point, if it hasn't improved, he wants to send me to therapy. I was just wondering if anyone had suggestions for exercises that might be good for the condition. I know that scheduling visits to therapy is going to be a pain due to my work schedule. I was just hoping that there were some safe exercises that I could do that would help me avoid having to go that route.

Thanks,

Missy

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1/10/10 11:58 A

There really is no such thing as do-it-yourself physiotherapy. Physiotherapists spend four years in school (depending on the program) learning about the body and biomechanics. They are trained to determine the source or reason for injury, and the ideal treatment/exercise plan. If you have what seems to be unexplainable pain, I highly recommend a visit to your physician first, and then possibly a physio, depending on what your doctor says.

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1/10/10 11:56 A

In my opinion, there is no substitute for professional physical therapy. It's more than just prescribing exercises for a condition. They are trained to understand how your body moves and how everything fits together. They will have to first figure out why you're having that pain before they can help you solve it.

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1/10/10 11:31 A

I have had an on and off pain in my right bicep for a few weeks. It increased the other day, so I went to the Dr. He feels that it is tendonitis and prescribed an anti-inflammatory drug. He said that if it doesn't improve, we can go the physical therapy route. I am not opposed to therapy, but as I read posts on SP, it occurred to me that perhaps I could find exercises to do that would help the problem without ever having to go to a therapist. I thought this would be a good place to ask. I tried googling it, but just kept coming up with 'remedies' that had a price tag attached. I have just gotten back into an exercise routine and would love it if I could do exercises to get in shape and help my tendonitis. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Missy

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