Are you suffering from Tendinopathy? At LycaHealth Orpington, we understand how tendinopathy can effect your day to day. Get the expert care you need for fast and effective recovery.
Tendinopathy refers to a condition where the tendons, which connect muscles to bones, become inflamed, irritated, or damaged. It can occur due to various reasons, including repetitive movements, overuse, ageing, or sports-related injuries. If left untreated, Tendinopathy can cause chronic pain and limit your ability to perform everyday activities.
Symptoms of Tendinopathy are:
At our Clinic, we understand the impact Tendinopathy can have on your daily life. That’s why we offer specialised and individualised treatment plans tailored to your specific condition and needs. Our team of experienced orthopaedic specialists utilise the latest techniques and technologies to provide the most effective care possible.
Some of the most common tendinopathy injuries we treat are:
Tendinopathy refers to a condition characterised by pain, swelling, and impaired function of a tendon, which is the thick cord-like structure that connects muscle to bone.
Overuse, repetitive motion, poor biomechanics, ageing, and underlying medical conditions are some of the common causes of tendinopathy.
This condition can affect any tendon in the body, but it most frequently occurs in tendons associated with the shoulder (rotator cuff), elbow (tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow), Achilles tendon, and knee (patellar tendon).
Common symptoms include pain and tenderness at the site of the affected tendon, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and weakness in the associated muscle.
Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination, medical history review, and sometimes imaging tests like ultrasound or MRI to assess the extent of tendon damage.
Treatment may include rest, physical therapy, ice or heat application, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, shockwave therapy, and in some cases, surgery for severe cases.
While it’s not always preventable, you can reduce the risk of tendinopathy by practising proper warm-up and cool-down exercises, maintaining good posture, using proper technique during physical activities, and gradually increasing exercise intensity.
This condition can improve on its own with rest and conservative treatments in mild cases. However, more severe or chronic cases may require medical intervention.
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