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Tendonitis Treatment Speacialists in Calgary

 

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition where tendons become inflamed. Symptoms can be very painful, with swelling and deep pain within tissues that make even the simplest tasks difficult. Tendons are inelastic, flexible cords of fibrous collagen that attach muscles to bones in the body. It is quite common for these tendons to become strained or injured when they are stretched past their typical range of motion. To combat the frequency of these injuries, Brentwood Physiotherapy Calgary brought on board a few physiotherapists that specialize in the treatment of tendonitis. Beginning your treatment with our team as close to the date of injury is the best way to guarantee a successful recovery without any risks of the injury become chronic. Below we have outlined a few of the most common types of tendonitis.

Brentwood Physiotherapy Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis causes pain and stiffness at the back of the leg, near the heel. Achilles tendonitis can be caused by overuse of the achilles tendon, overly tight calf muscles, excess uphill running, a change in running shoes and wearing high heels. Achilles tendonitis causes pain, tenderness, and often swelling over the achilles tendon. One common and easily identifiable symptom is pain arising from pointing ones toes. The most effect treatment is physiotherapy but applying ice, raising the lower leg, and taking an anti-inflammatory medication can be a short term fix at home. A heel lift insert may also be used in shoes to prevent future over stretching of the achilles tendon.

Patellar tendonitis

Also called patellar tendonopathy or jumper’s knee because it often occurs in basketball, volleyball and other high impact sports. There may be sudden aching and pain with subsequent swelling just below the knee cap and the knee may feel weak. Treatment includes rest, ice, and physiotherapist assisted treatments to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Tennis elbow

Known formal as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is caused by injured tendons from the muscles that attach to the outer bone of the elbow (called the lateral epicondyle). With tennis elbow, there is degeneration of the tendon which weakens the anchor site and places greater stress to the area. This can lead to pain from activities in which this muscle is active, such as lifting and gripping. Treatment includes rest, ice, and physiotherapist assisted treatments to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Brentwood Physiotherapist Treat Tendonitis in Calgary

Our experienced team of physiotherapists in Calgary specialize in the reduction of the symptoms associated with tendonitis. With a professional regimen of passive and active treatments, patients with tendonitis can get back to the activities they love, soon and safely. Our licensed physiotherapist will work with you to create a personalized plan that will address your specific goals and concerns.