What is Tendonitis/Tendinitis?
It is a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed.
Can physiotherapy help people with tendonitis/tendinitis?
Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for tendonitis/tendinitis.
What are the causes of tendonitis/tendinitis?
Overuse of the tendons by repetitive actions
Calcium deposit along the tendon at the site of insertion
Bone spurs on the heels
Any sporting activity that requires lots of jumping and running
Running on hard surfaces
Poor sporting technique, such as holding a tennis racquet or golf club incorrectly
Inappropriate sporting equipment, such as a tennis racquet that’s too heavy
Lifting weights that are too heavy
Lifting heavy weights without warming up properly
Neglecting to warm up properly prior to sport or exercise
Extreme and regular physical effort, such as an intensive sports training schedule
Not taking enough time between training sessions to allow full recovery
Exercising in cold temperatures
Awkward positions that are maintained for a long time
Being obese, which puts excessive pressure on the tendons of the legs
How do I know if I have tendonitis/tendinitis?
You will experience the following symptoms:
Pain and tenderness, which is often worse when you move it
You may have more pain and stiffness during the night or when you get up in the morning
The area may be tender, red, warm, or swollen if there is inflammation
You may notice a crunchy sound or feeling when you use the tendon
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