Tendonitis Relief: Expert Care for Effective Treatment

Man with extended arm. Illustrated representation of the tendon, scapula and nerves of the human arm.

Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of a tendon. Tendonitis defines a wide range of complications, ranging from a minor irritation on the tendon surface to active degeneration of tendons. Degenerative tendon disease acts just like degenerative joint disease. It is vital to establish the stage and progression of the disease in order to determine a clear line of action for treating it.


Tendonitis usually occurs due to either an increased activity or any unexpected loading of an area. Usually, the first line of action is management by reducing inflammation and restoring movement in the muscle, wherein recovery will progress.

Management methods typically depend on the location of the tendon.

The patellar tendon located in the knee and the Achilles tendon in the leg are two of the most notorious tendons that form chronic irritation, and are difficult to manage.

Another tendon, located in the shoulder rotator cuff, usually causes impingement, and can prove quite a stubborn condition to resolve and manage.

Each of these scenarios requires developing clear clinical analysis that helps reduce tendon pain while addressing and treating the underlying causes of the problem at the same time.

Again, this is an area where comprehensive knowledge of the biomechanical functionality of the body is crucial to effectively evaluate the exact location of breakdown.


Historically, tendon pain was treated with cortisone steroid injections, but its use has become less frequent lately due to an increased risk of rupture in the Patellar and Achilles tendon post-injection. If a rupture occurs, a debilitating disability develops and requires surgical reconstruction.


For shoulder impingements, the risk due to steroid injection is much lower.


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Anna Bolger
16:19 18 Oct 23
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louise egar
10:17 20 Sep 23
Same day appointment. Enda provided a 'most likely' diagnosis which seems to have been accurate. He gave detailed advice on managing the pain and how to move around, all of which has worked out as he advised. A short laser treatment and some massage was given. Good service. I got what I paid for.read more
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14:57 20 Jul 23
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Aoife Downey
16:50 17 May 23
I can’t recommend the spinal decompression at DC Physiotherapy enough. I can’t believe the improvement I’ve had from it.I had been in absolute agony with nerve pain and numerous visits with consultants and MRI’s taken showed a lot of damage and disc and nerve trouble and they were recommending surgery.I luckily came across an article about this and researched it and have been going to Jaime who was great at not pushing too hard with it at first and building it up and it’s improved so much and i havnt suffered with the awful nerve pain since. It’s improved my quality of life after just 4 sessions so i will continue the course.read more
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