Tendonitis Treatment Perth

Tendonitis treatment Perth can be frustrating so trust your injury to the expert Perth sports phyio at My Physio Sorrento, near Hillarys. Tendons join muscles to bone and are designed to transfer load between these two structures. If tendons are stressed, usually by an incorrect loading program, they react and can become inflamed. This results in Tendonitis, more correctly termed Reactive Tendinopathy. If the tendon continues to be subjected to high loads, tiny tears can result leading to Degenerative Tendinopathy. Tendonitis / Tendinopathy often affects the tendons close to major joints like the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. It is essential to diagnose and manage Tendonitis / Tendinopathy early before it progresses beyond a level the body can repair. My Physio Perth are experts in everything tendons so why not book an appointment today and receive tendonitis treatment Perth.

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Causes

Tendonitis / Tendinopathy is an overuse condition, resulting from unaccustomed bouts of exercise or repetitive loading. Tendons, like most parts of our body, react and change their structure based on the forces they are subjected to. Therefore, if a tendon is subjected to a gradually increasing load, it becomes stronger. However, if a tendon is subject to a force greater than it can tolerate or if the force is repeated too quickly, Tendonitis / Tendinopathy can result. The risk of Tendonitis / Tendinopathy increases with age and incorrect technique. 

Common Injuries

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tendinopathy: The rotator cuff muscles are very important stabilising muscles of the shoulder. Muscle imbalances and incorrect loading, especially in overhead activities can result in  Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tendinopathy. Sub Acromial Bursitis or Sub Acromial Impingement often co-exists with Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tendinopathy, increasing the stress on the tendons. Pain, clicking and weakness are common symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tendinopathy.
  • Patellar Tendonitis / Tendinopathy: The Patella Tendon, located just underneath the knee cap is subject to high loads when running and jumping. Patellar Tendonitis / Tendinopathy is commonly known as Jumper’s Knee, with volleyballers and basketballers most at risk.
  • Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinopathy: The Achilles tendon is prominent in most people,  joining the calf muscles to the back of the heel. Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinopathy occurs if the Achilles tendon is overloaded with activity such as running and jumping. This painful condition is often worse in the morning, with the first few steps of the day being very uncomfortable.
  • Tennis Elbow: Lateral Epicondylalgia, more commonly known as Tennis Elbow is an extremely common condition affecting the outside of the elbow. This occurs when the muscles of the forearm are overloaded with activities involving gripping, such as tennis and gardening. Most of the tendons responsible for gripping, extending the wrist and extending the fingers attach to the outside of the elbow, hence the name Tennis elbow.
  • Gluteal Tendonitis / Tendinopathy: The Gluteal tendons connect the gluteal muscles to the hip bone. Although Gluteal Tendonitis / Tendinopathy often appears to have a sudden onset, it is generally the result of sustained wear and tear over an extended period of time. Poor muscle strength around the hip and pelvis results in faulty biomechanics and increased stress to the gluteal tendons. Gluteal Tendonitis / Tendinopathy often presents with Trochanteric Bursitis and is very common in middle aged women.
  • Hamstring Tendonitis / Tendinopathy: The three Hamstring muscles are located in the back of the thigh and have a thick tendon attachment to the pelvis, just under the buttocks. Hamstring Tendonitis/ Tendinopathy occurs most commonly in those that are involved in running, jumping and kicking sports such as football. Pain is felt high in the back of the thigh, just under the buttock muscles.

Assessment

My Physio Perth will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition in order to fully understand the origin of your pain. Our goal is to reduce your pain and, restore strength and normal function. Importantly, we always aim for a full rehabilitation, reducing the risk of recurrence in the future.

Early diagnosis and tendonitis treatment Perth is the key to a fast recovery and reducing the chance of your problem becoming chronic.

Tendonitis Treatment Perth

The My Physio Perth sports physios are leaders in the field in tendonitis treatment Perth.

We offer a wide range of services depending on your individual presentation and preference, ranging from massage to manipulation and dry needling. Strength training is also a crucial component of rehabilitation following Tendonitis / Tendinopathy. We aim to help you return to normal, pain free function as soon as possible.

  • Massage: Muscle tension, spasms or fatigue can all benefit from targeted massage therapy. My Physio Sorrento will work with you to help reduce pain and increase function.
  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation: Manual therapy is always a major component of treatment at My Physio Perth. Joint mobilisation and manipulation can be a powerful technique to reduce pain and improve function.
  • Taping: Taping can be a powerful method of providing support and easing pain in the acute phase. The Physiotherapists at My Physio Perth’s Sorrento clinic, near Hillarys have developed taping techniques specifically for various types of tendon pain.
  • Dry needling: A modern form of acupuncture, dry needling can reduce pain and improve muscle function. It can help with muscle soreness and tension, joint stiffness and pain and overall well-being.
  • Strength training: Specifically designed training programs which increase strength, correct posture and improve muscle tone can not only help with recovery, but also prevent further injury.
  • Post operative rehabilitation: Post operative rehabilitation is crucial for a full recovery. At My Physio Sorrento, near Hillarys we have developed excellent professional relationships with leading Perth surgeons and will ensure the line of communication remains open between patient, surgeon and Physiotherapist. We will guide you through the recovery process and back to your desired level of function.