Tendinitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which are the strong, fibrous cords that connect muscles to bones. If you experience discomfort or sensitivity near a joint, it could be a sign of tendinitis. Although tendinitis can affect any tendon in the body, it is most frequently seen in the knees, heels, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
Other common names for tendonitis are:
Tendonitis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the tendons, which are the thick cords that attach muscles to the bones. The most common symptom of tendonitis is pain and tenderness in the affected area, which is often exacerbated by movement or pressure. This pain can range from mild to severe and may be accompanied by swelling and warmth in the affected tendon. In some cases, there may also be a noticeable lump or thickening of the tendon. Tendonitis can occur in any tendon in the body, but it most often affects the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. The symptoms of tendonitis can make it difficult to perform everyday activities and may worsen over time if left untreated. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience persistent pain, swelling, or loss of function in a tendon, as these could be signs of tendonitis.
Here at Head2Toe, Carrgaline we offer a few treatment options to help manage the symptoms and promote healing. During your first visit, we will carry out a thorough exam to determine the best treatment option to help with your tendonitis.
This technique involves inserting a thin needle into trigger points within the affected tendon to release tension and improve blood flow to the area. By doing so, it can help reduce pain, improve flexibility, and promote the healing of the tendon. The process of dry needling helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and can lead to a reduction in inflammation and stiffness associated with tendonitis.
Many patients have found relief from chronic tendonitis pain through dry needling, often in combination with other treatments such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications.
Our physical therapist can work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that focuses on reducing pain, improving flexibility, and strengthening the affected tendon. This may include a combination of exercises, stretches, manual therapy, and modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation. The goal of physical therapy for tendonitis is to promote healing, restore function, and prevent re-injury. Through consistent and supervised sessions with a physical therapist, you can experience improvement in their symptoms and regain their normal range of motion.