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Tendon Injuries Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy, TCM & Massage
Tendons are very, very strong strings that connect muscles to bones - when muscles contract, the force goes through the tendon to the bones, resulting in movement!
At the same time, too much force (loading or repetition or both) can also damage the tendons, and damaged tendons are a real pain, because it causes pain with every single movement.
Here at Phoenix Rehab, we use the world’s best tendon recovery programs combined with treatments for quickest and complete tendon recovery.
Do note that every tendon is different, and each tendon injury will require a specifically different recovery program - unfortunately it's not like tendon A treatment is the same as tendon B or C - totally different.
critical you undergo the correct tendon rehabilitation program.
Patella Tendon recovery
Research for patellar tendon shows that isometric
exercises can assist with pain reduction as it can have an analgesic effect.
The pain relief is achieved through reducing muscle inhibition which
allows an increase in muscle strength training and there are also
changes to the central nervous system (your brain) which helps to reduce pain
(Rio et al 2015)
Our Physiotherapists will instruct you in the
correct isometric exercises for your patella tendon and progressing
- back to normal life / work
- back to sports
as your tendon assessment indicates
your readiness and improvement.
Achilles Tendon recovery
soleus and the gastrocnemius muscles are the two largest muscles of the calf.
They provide the most significant power for athletes who run, jump and
The gastrocnemius muscle is different - it crosses the knee and is more
active in ankle movements when the knee is straight, and the soleus is
more active when the knee is bent.
Both muscles are quite
different in their function for push off and landing from a jump, but
they both need to be very strong and work together to support patient's
achilles tendon during life, work and especially for sport.
People with achilles tendon injuries have been found to have weaker calf strength as
well as all other limb muscles in the affected leg compared to other
people without tendon pain (O’Neill 2018).
For patients or especially athletes who don't have enough (or adequate) strength in their calf muscles, what happens next is that then their achilles tendon will be forced to take on more load.
This will damage the achilles tendon quickly and painfully.
elbow’ is caused by small tears in the extensor muscles and combined tendon of
the forearm due to overuse of the muscles or minor injury. It can also
occur as the result of a single, forceful injury.
repeated use of the muscles that straighten your wrist and fingers can
injure the tendons in your elbow and lead to tiny tears, near the bony
lump on the outside of your elbow.
Golfer's elbow is the reverse side of tennis elbow - it's the small tears in the flexor muscles and combined tendons of the forearm due to overuse of the muscles or minor injury.
Usually due to excessive and repeated use of the muscles that bend your wrist and fingers can cause the tendon to breakdown or have multiple tiny tears.
Of course, it can also be caused by a single, forceful injury such as accidents, falls or blows.
Interesting facts associated issues with Tennis elbow
Neck joint tightness and Nerve pain into the elbow are frequently misdiagnosed.
general “wear and tear” that occurs in the joints and bones of the
spine can cause the nerves in the spinal cord to become tensioned and
It can cause pain that radiates from the neck to the arms, and
sometimes also giving ‘pins and needles’, often over the outside area of
the elbow and then into the second and third fingers.
This nerve pain
is frequently misdiagnosed as Elbow tendon pain or “tennis elbow’
is essential to undergo an accurate assessment of your neck to exactly
determine which joints in your neck and too tight and to determine if
the nerve of your neck is a possible source of your elbow pain.
Why do tendon injuries happen?
Frankly, tendon injuries and tendon pains are really common injuries and pains in most of the population, both men and women, young and old.
It's not reserved only for athletes or the very sporty, though they may get more tendon issues due to their lifestyle.
The thing is, tendons are the stuff that attach muscle to bones, and when your
muscle contracts to transmit force and power across our joints, your
bones move, which makes you walk, run, and jump.
commonly become injured when there is a period of extra loading (forces
and power) above and beyond what the tendon is used to.
are called Tendinopathies (pathology of the tendon) and they have been
shown to have a continued cycle of reactive growth and degenerative
changes (acute or chronic length of recovery; Cook and Purdam 2008).
Common Tendon Pain Symptoms
- Pain or stiffness in the area over the tendon
- Occasional loss of strength and movement in your joint
- Pain worsening when using the muscle group attached to the tendon
- Pain worsening at night and first thing in the morning
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PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
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HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
REFORMER CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
- Cupping TCM
- Auricular Therapy TCM
- Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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Jun 29, 22 08:32 AM
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