Tendon Injury- Tendinopathy

Commonly referred to as tendinitis, tendinopathy and tenosynovitis

Tendon problems can occur in most of our tendon tissues. Tendinopathy is commonly known as tendinitis and may be painful for many months, even years prior to coming for treatment in our clinic. Pain is commonly worse when beginning to move after a period of rest (eg first step taken in the morning, first time you twist a jar lid). The pain may be a consequence of a known period of excessive load placed on the tendon structure. However often times patients do not recall an event which first irritated their tendon.

At Active Care Physiotherapy located near Bondi, we carefully interview you to understand the loads your tendon encounters and any other health issues which may influence the ability for your tendon to accept load. This load profile is useful in establishing the cause of your tendon pain.

At Active Care Physiotherapy Bondi Junction, we have particular interest and skill in diagnosing and treating tendon pain. We are abreast of the latest research in tendon injury and apply effective principles when managing any tendinopathy. Much of the research findings suggest passive treatments such as cortisone injections, PRP injections, laser, tens, heat and many others to be inefficient when applied alone.

The good news is there is strong scientific evidence supporting the use of specifically tailored and prescribed exercise to treat tendon pain (tendon loading or mechanotherapy).

This seems to be due to the amazing capacity for the tendon to adapt and change in two distinct ways.

  1. The tendon tissues improve in strength and conditioning with targeted exercise
  2. The tissues desensitise and become more accepting of loads as we retrain movement

Our highly skilled physios in Bondi Junction will guide you to carefully and specifically retrain your tendon to tolerate increasing loads following a prescribed pathway and appropriate timeline. Our aim is to have you return to your active lifestyle safely and prevent future injury and pain.

Most common tendon pathologies include:

  • Achilles tendinopathy (achilles tendinitis, achilles tendinosis)
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy (tibialis posterior tenosynovitis, tibialis posterior tendinitis)
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy (peroneal tendinitis)
  • Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy (tibialis anterior tendinitis)
  • Plantar Fasciopathy (plantar fasciitis, heel pain, heel spur)
  • Patellar Tendinopathy (patella tendinitis, jumper’s knee)
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy (gluteal tendinitis, hip bursitis, trochanteric bursitis)
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITB, runner’s knee)
  • Adductor Tendinopathy (Adductor tendinitis, groin strain, osteitis pubis, adductor related groin pain)
  • Pubic related groin pain (Pubic symphisitis, osteitis pubis)
  • Iliopsoas related groin pain (iliopsoas tendinitis, psoas tendinitis, iliopsoas tendinopathy, hip flexor tendinitis)
  • Inguinal related groin pain (abdominal tendinitis, sportsmans hernia, inguinal hernia, inguinal tendinopathy)
  • Hamstring tendinopathy (tendinitis, proximal hamstring tendinopathy)
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (De Quervain’s Syndrome, De Quervain’s Tendinitis)
  • Wrist Extensor Tendinopathy (lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow, elbow tendinitis)
  • Wrist Flexor Tendinopthy (Golfer’s Elbow, Medial epicondylitis)
  • Biceps Tendinopathy (biceps impingement, biceps tendinitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (Rotator Cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement, swimmer’s shoulder)

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