Tendonitis is characterised by moderate to severe ‘achy’ pains over or around joints with associated joint restrictions. This is usually experienced in your shoulders, elbows or ankles.
Causes of Tendonitis
The most common cause of tendonitis is joint overuse (repetitive strain) injury. This is usually due to a build up of tension through the muscles attached to the joint, which causes the tendons to tighten and pull, causing inflammation.
Treating tendonitis involves massaging the surrounding muscles and tendons to decreasing tension and therfore inflammation. Osteopaths will also mobilise the joint to overcome joint restriction and encourage the tendon and muscles to ‘re-lengthen’. Osteopaths will prescribe you further tailored stretches and an easy to manage DIY heat/ cold treatment program to assist with healing and prevention.
Note: This is general information only and does not take into consideration medical history or other external factors.