"Hi, I'm Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University's Men's Basketball team. If you could take a journey to move better, live better, why wouldn't you? I did when I had joint replacement surgery.
"I'm here to tell you that you have two opponents. Pain and lack of mobility. Pain can get you down every day. Lack of mobility can lead to decreased speed and loss of endurance. With speed and endurance loss, you don't stay competitive and you spend energy just trying to catch up. But you've got to fight your opponents to stay in the game.
"I know it isn't always easy. There was a part of me that thought of stopping, giving up coaching altogether. I would never have won two Olympic team medals and four NCAA Championships if I hadn't had my surgeries.
"Now, I don't have to overcompensate for injury and pain. I'm more active than before, I have relief from pain and I'm even quicker on my feet. People say I look better now. Do you want your life back the way it should be? You have two choices, a continued downward spiral or take action.
"So don't let the injury win. You don't need to live in pain. That's why I want to encourage you to empower yourself. Get educated, develop a personal treatment plan with your doctor, build a team of support and commit to reclaiming your life. Remember, this is a major event in your life—treat it as such. What you put into it will multiply for you at the end of the journey."
what causes tendinitis and bursitis? who is at risk?
Anyone can experience tendinitis and bursitis, but it's more common as in older adults. As tendons age, they are less elastic and become more susceptible to injury.
The problem is most likely to happen after recurring repetitive movement that causes minor injury to the shoulder:
Spending the weekend painting the living room or playing the first tennis match of the season can bring on the pain of tendinitis
Simple daily activities like lifting a bag of groceries into the car can inflame the bursa and cause bursitis. A bursa also can become inflamed from injury or an underlying disease such as rheumatoid arthritis
Frequently lifting heavy items above your head can cause tendinitis and bursitis
Participating in sports that require repetitive overhead movement such as swimming, playing baseball, or racquetball can cause tendinitis and bursitis
how are tendinitis and bursitis diagnosed and treated?
Patients tendinitis and/or bursitis experience pain at rest that worsens with certain shoulder movements.