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Physiotherapy For Tendonitis in Gurgaon


Tendonitis is a condition linked with tendons. Tendons are stretchy, tough and rubbery bands of tissues that connect muscles to bones. This condition occurs when these tendons become irritated, inflamed or else suffer microscopic tears. Tendonitis can affect anyone whether an office worker, an athlete or musicians. This condition can be a debilitating condition which creates chronic pain and also results in decreasing the patient’s range of motion. Get an effective and proper physiotherapy for Tendonitis in Gurgaon from PAL Physiotherapy.   

There are many different types of Tendonitis as it can occur anywhere on the body where tendons are there:

Elbow Tendonitis/ tennis elbow

This condition has been given this name because this condition is faced by many tennis players and is an inflammation of tendon on the outside of the elbow which is linked with elbow bone.

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in shoulder socket and which when injured leads to this type of Tendonitis.

Bicep Tendonitis

It is irritation in the tendon that links the bicep muscle to shoulder and caused by overhead motion.

Ankle Tendonitis

This occurs when irritation of the posterior tendon is experienced underneath the bony bump of an ankle.  People with flat feet as prone to this type of Tendonitis

Patellar  Tendonitis

It is common among athletes who often indulge in jumping activities. They are mainly basketball and volleyball players.

Achilles Tendonitis

Runners and jumpers are more to this Tendonitis and are common as people age and especially those who exercise only semi-regularly.

Causes of Tendonitis/tendinopathy

Mostly Tendonitis occurs when a particular body motion is repeated and is overused. Overload is also known to be the common cause of  Tendonitis when a level of specific activity increases like weightlifting. There are some rare situations when an infection like gonorrhea causes tendonitis. This condition is very common in some body parts like shoulders, knee, wrist, elbow, and heel. Tendonitis is also very common among people who have diabetes. Usage of some medications and antibiotics also trigger Tendonitis. Some more causes of Tendonitis include:

  • Stress from many other conditions like psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and medication reactions.
  • A poorly placed bone or joint which results in length difference or arthritis in joint and which stresses soft tissue structures.
  • Doing too much too soon is also one more cause of Tendonitis and is most common in weekend warriors.

Symptoms of Tendonitis/tendinopathy

Tendonitis symptoms develop slowly and suddenly. One of the common symptoms of Tendonitis is pain which can be sharp, dull, burning, aching or radiating. In some severe cases, bumps forms and the affected area also make a noise like popping or squeaking.  Some other Symptoms of Tendonitis includes

  • Loss of motion in the shoulder also termed as adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder
  • Sudden or severe pain at the place of tendon or surrounding area
  • Experiencing Swelling, Stiffness, Tenderness, and  Weakness in an affected area
  • Lack of smoothness in movement of affected muscle

Complications linked to Tendonitis

Some complications including Tendonitis are

  • Contractures or tightening of tendon
  • Scarring also known as adhesions
  • Muscle wasting
  • Disability

Diagnosis of Tendonitis/tendinopathy

To Diagnose Tendonitis  

  • The doctor will take a medical history of the patient relating to work and recreational activities done.
  • The doctor will also perform a physical examination to evaluate the range of motion as well as tenderness of the affected region.
  • An x-ray may also be prescribed by a doctor to know if another reason for the pain
  • MRI is also recommended sometimes but not necessary to determine changes in tissue which surrounds tendons.
  • Blood tests are also performed to know other complications like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Specifically, In case of wrist Tendonitis, some other tests are also recommended like the Finkelstein test. This test involves bending fingers, thumb, and wrist to know the level of pain and severity.

Treatment of Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

The treatment of Tendonitis in Gurgaon depends on its severity as mostly all cases can be treated without surgery. Physiotherapy is considered to be the best and effective treatment for Tendonitis. The main objective of physiotherapy is to reduce irritation to the tendon. Some physiotherapy techniques include ice, rest, stretching and oral NSAID use. Physiotherapy is very beneficial to reduce irritation to the ligaments.

How do Physiotherapists Treat?

Physiotherapist usages different modalities like Ultrasound Therapy, TENS Therapy, and Class 4 Laser Therapy in acute and sub-acute stage. Latter on the physiotherapist will set up a specific exercise plan for you that will allow the tendon to rest. He/she will also allow strengthening the muscle groups that surrounds the tendon.  After this physiotherapist will also run you through eccentric exercises to observe the range till which muscle can be stretched.

Preventive Measures

Preventing Tendonitis is much easier than treating it so specific changes in lifestyle and routine can help you a lot to avoid this condition:

  • Gradually build up strength and endurance
  • Always warm up before starting and activity
  • Stretch muscles and tendons  gently
  • Restrict repetitions and forceful motions
  • Respect your body and never ignore the pain
  • Avoid or modify an activity that causes tendon pain

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