Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylopathy) is a painful condition that happens when the tendons in your elbow are overloaded and used more than they can handle. This can be from classically doing too many one handed back hand shots in tennis, but more commonly from things that require lots of hand gripping like gardening, lifting weights, and even just keyboard typing!
Gluteal Tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain in the buttock and hip which can often travel down your leg. This can be from irritation of the hip tendons from doing too much too soon, or too little for too long, which causes them to become painful. Managing this condition should start with avoiding any aggravating activities, settling the pain, then slowly building the strength and endurance of the tendons.
Has some pesky prop placed your shoulder (not so gently) into the ground? Well like 40% of shoulder injuries in contact sports it could be an injury to your acromio-clavicular joint (AC joint). These shoulder injuries require a very specific treatment pathway of management and rehabilitation that sometimes requires surgery. Learn more about AC joint injuries from our Physiotherapists at Mt Kuring-Gai Health.
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Achilles Tendinopathy is a common condition affecting the ankle which can be painfully slow to recover. As the tendon heals and the pain starts to resolve, it is important to get back to jumping and hopping to condition the tendon. This helps ensure it is strong enough to handle things like running and jumping and prevent the condition from coming back.
Plantar Fasciitis is a tricky condition that has a tendency to hang around. However with the right management we can get you back on your feet!
Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
Moon boots, also known as Controlled Ankle Motion (CAM) boots, are one of the supportive devices our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors use to help manage foot and ankle conditions like fractures, ligament sprains, and even tendon tears. These work by immobilising the foot, and have the advantage over traditional foot casts because you can take them off to shower, exercise, and even scratch those itches!
Many gym goers are now returning to the gym and realising they just can't lift or do things at the same level they were before. You're not alone!
Is a meniscus tear causing your painful and clicking knee? Your questions answered by our Physiotherapist Adam van der Wielen!
At Mt Kuring-Gai Health, we are now offering Shockwave Therapy to help better manage people in the Mount Kuring-Gai, Hornsby, and Berowra communities with painful tendon conditions. This treatment works by using high energy sound waves that can help break up calcifications in tendons, and encourage the the cells to heal inside.