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.

What is Tendinopathy?

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:

  • Pain and Tenderness, often described as a dull ache, in the affected area when moving.
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion.
  • Weakness in the associated muscle.
  • Swelling can occur around the tendon.

Specialised Treatment at Our Clinic

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:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome

Available at the following clinic


01689 490 111

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Sat: 9AM to 2PM

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Our Approach to Tendinopathy Treatment

We believe in a holistic approach to Tendinopathy treatment, focusing not only on relieving symptoms but also on addressing the underlying causes. Our treatments may include a combination of physiotherapy, customised exercise programs, medication management, and, if necessary, minimally invasive procedures. Our goal is to help you regain strength, mobility, and freedom from pain, allowing you to return to the activities you love.

Don’t let Tendinopathy hold you back any longer. Schedule an appointment with our Tendinopathy Clinic today and take the first step towards recovery and a pain-free life.

Contact us on 01689 490 111 or complete our online enquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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