Tendinitis & Lower-Body Conditions

Tendinitis and Bursitis

Tendinitis refers to the inflammation or degeneration of the soft tissue around muscles and bones. Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac located between tissues. Both conditions are a common result of overuse injuries in the upper and lower limbs, mainly involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. These conditions can be chronic, but are mostly short-term ailments.

Chiropractic care and physical therapy can provide effective means of targeting areas affected by tendinitis and bursitis; both can offer relief for these symptoms and help speed recovery. Physical therapy especially can help with improving posture and exercise conditioning, eliminating other potential causes of tendinitis and bursitis.

Hip, Knee and Foot Pain

Pain in the lower extremities can impede movement and make daily living difficult. Major joint and muscular pain in the hips, knees and feet is commonly the result of injury, trauma or arthritis, or referred pain from the back. For people suffering from chronic pain in their hips and knees, replacement surgery is one treatment option, but there are others worth considering.

Physical therapy can help regain motion and flexibility of the hips and knees and relieve pain. It may also strengthen the muscles that support these joints, increasing balance and stability. A typical physical therapy program for hip, knee and foot pain may use range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and cardiovascular exercises. Also, braces or splints may be provided as part of the program, to support and stabilize.

NYCPT’s team of Physical Therapists offer valuable treatment options if you experience pain in these areas or are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:


Ankle & Foot