Tendonitis means inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are fibrous tissue that connect muscles to bones and can become inflamed due to repetitive stress, aging or injury. The body has many tendons with the most common sites for tendonitis being elbow (tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow), ankle (Achilles, tibialis posterior), hip (gluteal, hamstring), shoulder (rotator cuff) and knee (patellar tendon). The symptoms are pain, stiffness, swelling and very tender on palpation. Symptoms often increase at night and after exercise. The physiotherapy treatment varies for each condition with anti-inflammatory being advised to decrease the pain and swelling prior to treatment. Rest is also advised to decrease the stress causing the tendon to be inflamed along with, stretching, electrotherapy, taping and a strength programme.
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