Tendinopathy

Often referred to as tendonitis or tendonosis

Tendinopathy is a painful tendon and has been referred to in the past as tendonitis or tendinosis.

It is attributed to achillies tendon, hip tendonitis tennis elbow, jumpers knee and plantar fascitis to name but a few.

Tendons go through a natural aging process and can develop small tears or areas of degeneration but this does not mean they have to be painful or that you have to stop the activities that you love to do.

Quite often the problem is associated with;

  • The tendon and associated structures have got weak.

  • The way we move or postures we adopt cause the           tendon to get painful.

  • We have loaded the tendon too much and too quickly.

The aim of treatment for tendonitis or tendonopathy is as follows;

  •  Reduce the pain and discomfort as quickly as possible.

  • Start a progressive strengthening program directed at preventing recurrence and building the tissues strength and endurance.

  • Return to normal activity, with more advanced exercise program to prevent/reduce recurrence.

  • In more persistent cases shockwave therapy is very effective.

Plantar fascitis and heel pain treatment

Plantar fasciopathy or fascitis is a condition where the fascia on the sole of the foot becomes painful.

This structure extends from underneath your heel to the base of the toes. It is an important structure as it allows our feet to be a stable platform to push off when we walk.

The plantar fascia can be considered as part of the tendon family and as such treatment is very similar.

We have developed a treatment plan alongside our friends and collegues at Dynamic Podiatry

 

You can download our booklet on best management below;

Shockwave therapy, heel pain and tendinopathy

Shockwave therapy is effective in the treatment of plantar fascitis, heel pain and achillies tendonitis.

  • Stimulates the growth and repair of tendon and fascia.​

  • Reduces pain.

  • Breaks down calcium deposits in tendon.

  • Helps improve strength of tissue alongside exercise.

Our experience is that combining shockwave therapy, physiotherapy and exercise programs we get people out of pain self managing alot quicker. 

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