Tendonitis is an inflammation causing heat, pain and swelling along a tendon.This can often be felt if the affected tendon is close to the skin surface. The pain often is more noticable after exercise involving the muscle the tendon attaches to. Tendons [sinews] connect muscles to bones.
Common tendons affected are at the shoulder [rotator cuff tendonitis], the wrist/thumb area[De Quevrains tendonitis] and the ankle [achilles tendonitis] and peroneal tendonitis. It is usually causes by poor or faulty biomechanics and sometimes by trauma.
PHYSIOTHERAPY For Tendonitis
A detailed history will be taken folowed by a biomechanical assessment to determine the cause of the problem.
Treatment may involve therapeutic exercise, ergonomic advise, biomechanical correction[e.g. prescription orthotics/ insoles for leg tendonitis] as well as pain relieving modalities such as ultrasound, interferential, myofascial dry needling, heat and ice.