“Tendonitis Pain Restricting Your Life? Sore Elbow, Shoulder or Heel ?”

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Tendonitis Treatment using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

tendonitis treatment melbourne  treatment for tendinopathy


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Also known as tendinitis or tendinosis, tendinopathy can be successfully treated with LLLT to achieve resolution.

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    GP, Dr Shikha Parmar, has a special interest in in providing a drug-free safe, effective tendonitis treatment solution in Melbourne for acute injuries and chronic pain using low level laser light therapy (laser therapeutics).

    What is Tendonitis?

    Tendonitis (Tendinopathtreatment for tendinopathy melbourney) is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone.

    The tendon sheath, or synovium, can also become inflamed and this is termed tenosynovitis)

    While tendonitis can occur in any of your body’s tendons, it is most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, back, hips, knees, ankles and heels. The symptoms usually include pain, stiffness and sometimes swelling.

    Some common names for various tendonitis problems are:

    • de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (wrist/thumb tendonitis)
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer’s elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
    • Pitcher’s shoulder
    • Swimmer’s shoulder
    • Hamstring tendinopathy/tendonitis or strain
    • Quadriceps tendinopathy/tendonitis or strain
    • Jumper’s knee
    • Metatarsalgia (forefoot pain)

    Cause of Tendonitis:

    Risk factors for developing tendonitis include age, working in particular jobs or participating in certain sports.


    As people get older, their tendons become less flexible which makes them easier to injure.


    Tendonitis is more common in people whose jobs involve:

    • Repetitive motions
    • Awkward positions
    • Frequent overhead reaching
    • Vibration
    • Forceful exertion


    Participation in certain sports that involve repetitive motions, especially if your technique isn’t optimal, increases the risk. This can occur with:

    • AFL, soccer, rugby
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bowling
    • Golf
    • Running
    • Swimming
    • Tennis

    How is tendonitis diagnosed?

    Diagnosing tendonitis is based primarily on a thorough medical history and a physical examination. The doctor will ask you about the pain and about what types of activities exacerbate the symptoms.

    If the diagnosis is in question or if the doctor suspects that you may have an underlying inflammatory disease, he or she may run some routine laboratory tests and X-rays.

    An ultrasound or MRI scan may show the changes in the tendon, but is rarely required.

    Treatment of Tendonitis

    Proper treatment avoids permanent damage or disability.

    Traditionally, tendonitis treatment consists of temporary pain relief using anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and icing the area. While ice numbs the pain it also prevents healthy blood flow which is essential to tissue healing and should not be applied to injuries after the acute phase (the first day). http://drmirkin.com/fitness/why-ice-delays-recovery.html.

    Anti-inflammatory medications do not actually effect tissue healing and just mask pain. Prolonged use over 7 days has been associated with significant side effects and risk to other organ systems in the body.

    Rest and activity modification: rest is essential to tissue healing. As part of treatment for tendinopathy, you may have to stop performing the offending activity that increase pain or swelling for a short period of time. Don’t try to work or play through the pain to avoid further injuring the tendon. Appropriate movement and exercise will be prescribed in due course.

    The activity that caused the injury should be modified in such a way as to relieve the stress on the tendon.

    Splints:  Splints can be used to keep the affected joint in alignment during activities so stress is taken off the tendon e.g. for tennis elbow. Splints may also be used during the initial resting period to allow the tendon to heal.

    Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections are sometimes used to assist in the treatment of tendonitis. These can be painful and repeated injections may weaken a tendon, increasing your risk of rupturing the tendon. In particular, certain tendons should not be injected with steroids because it puts the tendon as risk of rupture (the Achilles for example).

    Surgery is usually necessary if the affected tendon is severely torn or ruptured.

    Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

    LLLT safely and effectively breaks down inflammation at the injury, the anti-inflammatory effect, and successfully restores the body’s natural healing process, healing effect. It also relaxes muscles and improves blood flow around the injured tendons and surrounding inflamed tissues. It is completely pain-free and highly effective in energising the cells of injured tissues to recover. LLLT is applied as a tendonitis treatment along with a tailored and graduated exercise program.

    LLLT is safe having no effect on normal tissues.   LLLT treats the underlying cause of the injury resulting in pain resolution and restoration of function.

    Read more here on how LLLT helps in the management of tendon injury.

    To see how Low Level Laser Therapy can help your condition contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

    The 3 main benefits of LLLT in joint and muscle injuries are:

    • Pain relief – temporary inhibition of nerve conduction in nerve fibres.
    • Tissue repair – rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendons, ligament, bone and nerves.
    • Resolution of inflammation leading to effective, lasting pain relief


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