Aims of Physiotherapy Treatment
In Tendinitis the aim is to reduce inflammation (for example using RICE) and you can expect to get better in approximately 6 weeks, although every case is different.
In Tendinosis it’s important to improve circulation and promote tissue healing. You should expect healing to take 3 to 6 months. Treatment may include cross friction massage, taping (for example with kinesio tape), trigger point acupressure or dry needle acupuncture, low level laser therapy and / or ultrasound.
Anti-inflammatory medications do not help tendinosis and cortisone injections may have an adverse effect, because they may actually inhibit collagen repair to the damaged tissues.
Enquire about our treatments for Tendinitis at Free2move.