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Tendonitis is characterized by inflammation due to overuse, such as repetitive typing or lifting, and is a common condition affecting any tendon in the body1. Chronic tendonitis means experiencing this inflammatory condition for over 3-6 months.chronic-tendonitis

 

Treatment Options:

Physiotherapy aims to enhance your quality of life by relieving symptoms, maintaining or improving muscle strength, preserving overall fitness, preventing further injury, and safely reintegrating you into daily activities or sports2. Treatment options are tailored by your physiotherapist based on individual needs and goals.

 

Physiotherapy offers personalized interventions, including:

  • Immobilization techniques like splinting or bandaging
  • Cold therapy (cryotherapy) or heat packs
  • Electrical stimulation or iontophoresis
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Massage therapy
  • Joint mobilization techniques
  • Targeted physiotherapy exercises
  • Acupuncture with electric stimulation
  • Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic cupping
  • Bracing or walking aids if necessary
  • Gait and walking training for lower limb injuries
  • Ergonomic training
  • Patient education on self-care strategies

References

  1. Loiacono, C., Palermi, S., Massa, B., Belviso, I., Romano, V., Gregorio, A. D., Sirico, F., & Sacco, A. M. (2019). Tendinopathy: Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Options, and Role of Nutraceutics. A Narrative Literature Review. Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)55(8), 447-. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55080447
  2. Charnoff J, Ponnarasu S, Naqvi U. Tendinosis. [Updated 2022 Oct 17]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448174/
  3. Fakoya, A. O., Tarzian, M., Sabater, E. L., Burgos, D. M., & Maldonado Marty, G. I. (2023). De Quervain’s Disease: A Discourse on Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Curēus (Palo Alto, CA)15(4), e38079–e38079. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.38079

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