There is a lot we do not know about tendinopathies with many brilliant minds researching the best way to manage, treat and return back to normal activity and function. Jonno who is our sports injury specialist at Chiswick-Physio summarises the inalienable truths that you should know if you have been diagnosed or think you have a tendinopathy.
Tendinopathy can be caused by many different risk factors
The main factor is a sudden change in certain activities – these activities include:
1) those that require the tendon to store energy (i.e. walking, running, jumping).
2) loads that compress the tendon.
Some people are predisposed because of biomechanics (e.g. poor muscle capacity or endurance) or systemic factors (e.g. age, menopause, elevated cholesterol, increased susceptibility to pain, etc). Predisposed people may develop tendon pain with even subtle changes in their activity.
If you would like to discuss any of the above and/or any other issues that you have, then please take us up on our free 15 minute online consultation where you can discuss these issues with one of our specialist physiotherapists.