Damage to tendons is known as tendinopathy, which is a common problem for professional and amateur sports people as well as growing teenagers and young people. Tendons are the structures that connect muscle to bone, so when the structure of the tendon changes, you experience pain and a limit to movement.
The most common tendon problems we see include:
- Ankle - Achilles tendon
- Knee - Patella Tendon
- Foot – Plantar Fascia
- Elbow – Common Extensor and Flexor Origin tendon (Tennis and Golfer’s elbow)
- Groin – Adductor tendon
- Gluteal region – Hamstring and Gluteal tendons
There are a number of new treatments for these conditions: physiotherapy, podiatry, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and injection therapies. Accurate diagnosis is essential, so we use diagnostic ultrasound to get an immediate, real-time image of the tendon structure. This scan will allow us to plan your treatment so that we are targeting specific issues, rather than general concerns.