INJURIES & CONDITIONS TREATED BY MASSAGE
Care for Tendinitis and Whiplash
Massage therapy can be a key ingredient to helping you recover from a number of repetitive motion injuries. Tendinitis and whiplash are two of the most common injuries we see here at Everett Therapeutic Massage. See how we can help you recover from these injuries.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon and can be caused by several factors, including repetitive motions, poor bio-mechanics, poor circulation, and various degenerative conditions. These can cause micro tears in your tendons, causing pain, inflammation, and if left untreated can result in a complete rupture of your tendon.
Massage therapy can work wonders in the treatment of this condition. Your therapist can loosen the surrounding muscles, connective tissues, and cross-fiber friction tendons. Massage therapy from Everett Therapeutic Massage breaks up any remaining scar tissue and adhesions to help push out toxins and promote blood flow to kick-start the healing process.
To further help the healing process, practice regular self-care such as stretching, joint mobilization, pin and stretch techniques, icing, and vascular flushing. For more information about these techniques, read our self-care page, or visit us today.
Whiplash is a rapid acceleration and deceleration injury to your head and neck. Auto accidents account for the bulk of these injuries. A sudden jolting of the head and neck causes them to accelerate faster than your vehicle, which can result in injury to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, vertebrae, and other vital structures. The mouth and jaw are also typically involved in these injuries.
Symptoms of whiplash are usually mild neck pain and stiffness, which typically resolve in 4 weeks or less. However, symptoms such as lower back pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and numbness, burning, or tingling in the extremities can last much longer.
Massage therapy from Everett Therapeutic Massage can be very effective in the treatment of whiplash-related injuries. Massage works by targeting specific muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue structures in your head and neck. We also use trigger point therapy to help reduce headache pain and allow the muscles to relax.
Passive range-of-motion techniques, along with stretching, are also used to help maintain and increase the range of motion in your neck, while helping to keep you pain-free.
It's important that you keep working on these techniques to reduce the chances of further pain or a loss of movement. Your therapist will give you several self-care techniques you can use in the comfort of your home to keep you in great health during your recovery.