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Tendinopathies are very common and can be very disabling.  They can prevent people being to get on with normal pain-free life and can curtail sports and leisure activities. A Tendinopathy is defined as a medical condition characterised by a painful or a torn tendon. The term tendinopathy is commonly used as a collective term for tendonitis and tendinosis.

While tendonitis implies inflammation of the tendon, tendinosis is characterised by a tendon pain that occurs as a symptom of a series of microtears in the connective tissue in or around the tendon.

Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinic

Tendinopathy ClinicTendinopathies are very common and can be very disabling.  They can prevent people being to get on with normal pain-free life and can curtail sports and leisure activities. A Tendinopathy is defined as a medical condition characterised by a painful or a torn tendon. The term tendinopathy is commonly used as a collective term for tendonitis and tendinosis.

While tendonitis implies inflammation of the tendon, tendinosis is characterised by a tendon pain that occurs as a symptom of a series of microtears in the connective tissue in or around the tendon.

A Tendinopathy is generally thought to be caused by three potential mechanisms:

  • Mechanical Theory with repetitive strain
  • Vascular Theory with reduced blood flow
  • Neural Modulation with change in the neurological system and the release of Substance P.

The most widely accepted cause is with repetitive tiny ruptures due to overstraining, ageing or degeneration. A good example being Achilles Tendinitis caused by long distance running.

After each injury, the tendon does not heal completely causing over time for damage to build up in the tendon leading to the development of a tendinopathy. Damage to a tendon can also occur abruptly when a weakened tendon is more likely to rupture or tear than a healthy tendon.

The most commonly affected areas in the condition of tendinopathy include the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Tennis Elbow and Achilles tendinopathy are some of the most well-known forms of tendon injuries.

Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinic offer specialist treatment programmes for tendinopathies. We combine orthopaedic surgeons with a specialist interest with physiotherapist, podiatrists and chiropractors. Our aim is to deliver an approach focused on understanding your specific injury and providing a long term solution.

Conditions Treated by Tendinopathy Clinic

At Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinic we regularly successfully treat:

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
Treatments at Tendinopathy Clinic

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.  The word “Extra-corporeal” means “outside the body” and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues along with analgesia and mobility restoration.

The vast majority of recent studies suggest that shockwave is highly effective. Assuming you have an injury appropriate to extra-corporeal shockwave technology treatment, most recent independent studies suggest somewhere between a 65% and a 95% “success” range, with values around 80% being the most commonly cited number.

MEDICAL STUDIES SUCCESS RATES

  • 91% improvement for Calcific Tendonitis (Journal of American Medical Association 2003)
  • 77% improvement for Tennis Elbow  (The Journal of Orthopedics’ 2005)
  • 90% improvement for Plantar Fascitis-foot pain (Journal of Orthopedic Research 2005)
  • 75% success rate for Achilles Tendonopathy (American Journal of Sports Medicine)
  • 75% success rate for Patellar Tendonopathy (American Journal of Sports Medicine)

Physiotherapy

At Healthplus Physiotherapy we provide specialised treatment for all muscle and joint problems including sports injuries. We ensure that your problem is treated by a physiotherapist with a specific expertise and knowledge of the injured area. Our practice has close links with Orthopaedic Consultants and is medical insurance approved so you can rest assured that you will receive excellent treatment.

Due to the demanding lifestyle of today’s modern society, an increasing number of people are suffering from muscular and skeletal problems as a result of poor posture, recreation and poorly designed work stations. Many people are also affected by painful conditions and suffer continuously while trying to carry out their daily tasks. They become trapped in a vicious cycle of pain and reduced function. With the help, advice and EARLY therapeutic intervention of your physiotherapist, you may be able to relieve your pain and prevent long-term disability.

Podiatry including Gait Analysis and Biomechanical Examination

Healthplus Gait Analysis and Biomechanical Examination are experts at identifying the compensations and misalignments in your feet and lower limbs which cause pain. Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundations of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause adjustments in posture and walking mechanics. The body tries to compensate for a misalignment often causing pain in areas of the lower limbs and back. Utilising expert gait analysis and biomechanical assessment a compensation or misalignment can be identified and helped to rebalance, using prescription orthotics and a physical treatment programme.

When you walk, the first point of contact with the ground is your feet. If your foot is misaligned and rolls to far one way or another, it can cause a chain reaction up your lower limbs, from the feet through the knee and hip into the back. This chain reaction can cause the body to compensate for the misalignment, which can be the cause of pain in any area of the lower limbs and back.

Being able to move efficiently is vital in avoiding injuries. Having joints capable of providing sufficient movement and muscles capable of producing sufficient force is critical to generate an efficient gait cycle. If joints are stiff (often due to muscle tightness), limiting range of motion, or muscles are weak, the body must find a way to compensate for the problem, leading to biomechanical abnormalities. These abnormalities are identified using a gait analysis and biomechanical assessment.

Prescription foot orthotics look like shoe insoles, but are biomechanical devices which are custom made to correct specific foot imbalances. Orthotics work on feet much likes glasses work on eyes. The stress and strain on your body is reduced by bringing the feet into proper alignment.

Joint Injection

There are a number of conditions treated by injection. In most cases a joint injection is used in conjunction with physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic. At Joint Injection Clinics we will always advise the most efficient treatment plan for reaching your health goals as part of our injection process.

Orthopaedic Consultant

Healthplus Clinics has access to a number of Orthopaedic Consultants. The Orthopaedic Consultants working with Healthplus Clinics have a number of specialities.

Occasionally patients with Tendinopathy fail to improve with non operative treatment. In these instances patients are referred to consultants with a specific interest in the condition.

Team Members of Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinic
Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinic - Why Us?

When you visit Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinics you will experience a unique and pro-active treatment service with a consultant or practitioner interested in your individualised treatment. You will be welcomed to Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinics by the vibrant clinic environment and cheerful staff and receive personal attention and thorough detail from your consultant or practitioner.

At Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinics we have a Five Point Promise which separates us from our competitors. Our clinicians will always advise you of the lowest cost option for your individual condition or injury. Our aftercare service means that we will provide help and assistance should this be necessary with sequential and periodic reviews.

Five Point Promise:

1.   Specialist Consultants and Practitioners

2.   Clinically comprehensive

3.   Transparent prices

4.   Individualized treatment

5.   Professional aftercare

In addition Healthplus Tendinopathy Clinics offers:

  • Friendly and courteous staff.
  • Convenient appointment times.
  • Prompt service, we will never keep you waiting for a long period of time.
  • Professional but comfortable atmosphere.
  • Large treatment rooms with state of the art equipment.
  • Convenient location.
  • Over a decades of experience, with patients from celebrities, professional & Olympic athletes.
  • Consultant, GP, insurance and rehabilitation company referrals.
  • Direct claim procedure.
  • Lunch time and early morning appointments.

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