Tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when a tendon, the band of tissue that connects muscle to bone, becomes inflamed and painful. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive stress, and can affect any tendon in the body. At our physiotherapy clinic, we provide treatment for tendinitis and offer personalized treatment plans to help our patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Common types of tendinitis:
Achilles tendinitis: A condition that affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is often caused by overuse or a sudden increase in physical activity, such as with runners or people who walk a lot.
Tennis elbow: A condition that affects the tendons on the outer side of the elbow, often caused by repetitive use of the forearm muscles.
Golfer’s elbow: Similar to tennis elbow, this condition affects the tendons on the inner side of the elbow and is often caused by repetitive use of the wrist and forearm muscles.
Rotator cuff tendinitis: A condition that affects the tendons in the shoulder, often caused by repetitive overhead arm movements or poor posture.
Patellar tendinitis: A condition that affects the patellar tendon in the knee, often caused by jumping or other high-impact activities.
How can physiotherapy help with tendinitis?
Pain management: Our physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to manage pain, including hot and cold therapy, electrotherapy, and acupuncture. They will also teach patients how to manage their pain at home, using techniques like stretching and self-massage.
Exercise programs: Our physiotherapists will design a customized exercise program to help the patient regain strength and flexibility. The exercise program may include a combination of stretching, strengthening, and functional exercises that target specific muscle groups and help restore normal movement patterns. The exercise program will be tailored to the patient’s specific condition and goals.
Manual therapy: Hands-on manual therapy techniques, such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching, can help reduce pain and stiffness, improve circulation, and increase mobility. Our physiotherapists use a variety of manual therapy techniques to help accelerate the healing process and promote optimal recovery.
Posture correction: Poor posture can put additional stress on the tendons and exacerbate tendinitis symptoms. Our physiotherapists can help patients improve their posture and body mechanics to reduce pain and prevent further injury.
Education: Our physiotherapists will educate patients on the causes and symptoms of tendinitis, as well as techniques to prevent further injury. This may include advice on proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, ergonomic work setups, and modifications to daily activities to reduce the risk of aggravating the condition.
Tendinitis is a common condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort. At our physiotherapy clinic, we specialize in the treatment of tendinitis and offer personalized treatment plans to help our patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Through a combination of pain management techniques, exercise programs, manual therapy, functional dry needling, acupuncture, posture correction, and education, our physiotherapists help patients achieve their goals and get back to their normal activities. If you are experiencing symptoms of tendinitis, contact our clinic to schedule a consultation.