Tendon injuries are common. We provide specialist services on tendinopathy management.
What is a tendinopathy?
Tendons are strong fibrous collagen tissue which attach muscle to a bone. Tendinopathy is a generic term utilised to group clinical conditions associated with overuse of these tendons occurring due to a failed healing response.
When can it occur?
Tendinopathy can occur in any tendon
The most common conditions are:
Patellar Tendinopathy (Knee)
Plantar Fasciopathy (Heel)
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (Shoulder)
Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow)
Recent increase in activity
Localised pain at the tendon
Pain worst 24 hours after activity (next morning)
Pain reducing after a few minutes of activity (warm up phenomena)
How is it managed?
Prior to management it is essential that your physiotherapist completes a thorough subjective and objective assessment of your condition.
Physical examination will include specific tests to load the tendon to identify if symptoms are reproduced alongside ruling out other pathologies.
After this, the physiotherapist will advise you on the appropriate management strategy by providing suitable exercises to optimise load tolerance and strengthen the tendon.
Shockwave therapy is a mechanotherapy (high energy electromagnetic waves) which can promote tissue healing and reduce pain. This is often utilised in the management of tendinopathies to accelerate rehabilitation.
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