Tendinitis Treatment

Tendinitis Treatment

Tendon is a tissue that joins your muscle to the bone. It is flexible, tough & thick fibrous and can withstand tension. Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It can occur when a person overuses or injures a tendon while playing a sport. Usually linked to an acute injury with inflammation, tendinitis can occur at any age. However, it is more common among adults who play a sport on a regular basis. Older people are also susceptible to this condition given that the tendon is prone to lose elasticity with age.

Causes

Although tendinitis can be caused by a sudden injury, the condition is much more likely to stem from the repetitive action of a particular movement over time. Using proper technique is important when performing repetitive sports movements or job-related activities. The risk increases if you perform the motion incorrectly; improper technique can overload the tendon.

Tendinitis can also result from:

  • injury
  • ageing
  • diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
  • overweight
    training Error
  • decreased flexibility, muscle weakness & imbalance

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of tendinitis tend to occur at a point where the tendon attaches to the bone. The signs typically include:

  • Pain, often described as a dull ache, especially when moving the affected limb or joint
  • Tenderness
  • Mild swelling
  • Stiffness

Common sites in the body where tendinitis may occur include:

  • Shoulder- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Elbow- Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis), Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Knee-Patellar tendon (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Ankle-Achilles tendon

Physical therapy treatment at SOS PHYSIO Rehab

Our physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment program to help you achieve your specific goals in the safest and most effective way possible.

There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic.

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