TENDINOPATHY

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TENDINOPATHY

Tendons are a thick, tough cord of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with bone and transmits the force which the muscle exerts. Due to the high load stress of tendons require, they are very susceptible to injuries, which are known as tendinopathies.

 

Commonly affected tendons are ones that are involved with highly mobile joints due to overuse. When a tendon becomes inflamed, especially with use, it can become painful. Many people experience severe life-impacting pain and physical limitations due to this condition. Tendinopathies have many different origins and presentations and should always be evaluated by a medical professional.

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Illustration of the categorizations of tendinopathies demonstrated on the achilles tendon, a very common location of injury. 

Categorization of Tendinopathies:

Tendinitis-Acutely inflamed swollen tendon without microscopic tendon damage.

Tendinosis- Non-inflammatory, chronically damaged tendon with hard, thickened, scarred appearance.

Tenosynovitis- Inflammation of the tendon sheath that connects the bone.

Tendon Rupture- Condition in which a tendon separates in whole or in part from tissue to which it is attached.

SYMPTOMS:

Pain | Dull/Achy | Tightness/Stiffness | Swelling

Burning | Loss of normal range of motion

OUR DIFFERENCE:

Tendinopathies have many origins and presentations and can affect a patient in many different ways. The region of pain might not be the region that is causing your current issue. Our team of doctors evaluates each patient through a detailed history and comprehensive physical exam that includes a series of dynamic and static tests, stress tests, stability tests, GAIT analysis, and examination of the lower or upper extremity movement patterns that trigger your symptoms.  We also perform Diagnostic Ultrasound (sonography) to make a diagnosis on the spot.  This thorough examination will allow us to identify what is causing your pain or dysfunction and begin working on an individualized treatment plan with corrective exercises that fits your exact needs.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT: 

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

  • Adductor Tendinopathy (Groin Pain)

  • Anterior Tibialis Tendinopathy

  • Bicipital Tendinopathy

  • Bicipital Tendon Rupture

  • DeQuervian’s Tenosynovitis

  • Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy

  • Gluteal Muscle Tendinopathy

  • Hamstring Tendinopathy

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)

  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

  • Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee)

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

  • Pectoralis Tendon Rupture 

  • Peroneal Tendinopathy

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy

  • Quadricep Tendinopathy

  • Subscapularis Tendinopathy

  • Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

  • Triceps Tendinopathy