One of the most common causes of aches and pains
Tendonitis describes a degenerative process affecting a tendon which can be anywhere in the body. There are a confusing array of names for tendonitis, including golfers elbow, tennis elbow, runner knee, jumpers knee, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis and more. To make this condition more confusing, it is often called “Tendinosis” by medical professionals as it is not always an inflamed. This is a painful condition which very often does not resolve on its own. Tendon strength tends to decrease and tendons also stiffen as we age. Over time, or with sudden bursts of repetitive activity, the tendons in our body can become damaged and inflamed. if this is not allowed to heal properly before resuming the activity, the tendon issue can become chronic and entrenched.
Pain and stiffness in the inflamed or damaged tendon, especially after activity. When the condition is aggravated it can cause limited function- for example, limping with an Achilles tendonitis.
Tendonitis is caused by a combination of poor tendon and muscle strength and sudden increase in activity. Having had other episodes of tendonitis that have not fully resolved can cause additional episodes of this painful condition.
Tendonitis risk factors
Poor joint and body biomechanics can contribute to an increased likelihood of developing this condition. Tendonitis risk is also increased by poorly recovered trauma to tendons, obesity, genetics and repetitive, sustained and demanding activity with tendons.
How our practitioners help
- Relieve stiffness from inflamed tendons
- Improve muscular strength and control for prevention of future episodes
- Relieve pain and inflammation
- Soften tight, tense muscles around your tendons
- Reduce pain and inflammation from tendonitis
- Manage ongoing stress around the tendon for improved function