Physiotherapy for Tendonitis
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for tendonitis. Tendons connect muscle to bone. Tendonitis is a result of a tendon being inflamed from overuse, injury, infection, or autoimmune disease.
Signs and symptoms:
- Swelling and pain of the joint/tendon
- Reduced range of motion
- Minor or major injuries to site
- Overuse injury of joint/tendon
- Incorrect posture
- Inappropriate stretching
Where does Tendonitis commonly occur:
- Base of thumb
- Hip knee
- Achilles tendon
Like other forms of inflammation, the main objective is to reduce irritation to the tendon. Common first line remedies include rest, ice, stretching, and topical/oral NSAID use. When symptoms continue, physiotherapy can be a very beneficial modality in reducing irritation to the ligament.
- Acute injury
- Range of motion activities
- Chronic Injury
- Eccentric Exercises
- Shock wave
- Active release therapy
In the hands of a well-trained physiotherapist, patients can dramatically reduce symptoms of pain and inflammation when applied in conjunction with first line remedies.