Say goodbye to tendonitis pain

Massage therapy has been proven to be a great alternative to traditional pain management. For people suffering from tendonitis, it can help with pain relief and speed up the recovery process. Since tendonitis can take weeks to heal, using a massage therapy program to both relax and strengthen the inflamed tendon can give you a full and speedy recovery.

What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis, characterised by inflammation or irritation of tendons, can be a painful and frustrating condition. Whether you’re an athlete pushing your limits or simply dealing with overuse, tendonitis can disrupt your daily life.

It typically occurs due to repetitive motion, overuse, or sudden injury, causing tendons to become inflamed or irritated. It can affect various parts of the body, from the Achilles tendon to the elbow, and may result in discomfort, pain, and limited mobility.

Common symptoms can include:

  • Localised pain: Pain near the affected tendon is the most noticeable symptom, often exacerbated by movement or activity.
  • Swelling: Inflammation can lead to swelling around the injured area.
  • Tenderness: The affected area may become tender to the touch.
  • Stiffness: Reduced range of motion and stiffness in the nearby joint are common.
  • Weakness: Tendonitis can weaken the affected muscle and result in decreased strength.
  • Warmth and redness: Occasionally, the skin over the inflamed tendon may appear slightly red and warm to the touch.

How deep tissue massage can help:

Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that targets the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, addressing tension. Here’s how it can aid in the management and recovery of tendonitis:

  • Pain relief: Deep tissue massage can alleviate pain associated with tendonitis by reducing muscle tension and enhancing blood flow to the affected area.
  • Inflammation reduction: By promoting lymphatic circulation and reducing fluid buildup, specific massage techniques can help diminish inflammation.
  • Enhanced blood flow: Increased blood flow from massage delivers vital nutrients and oxygen to the injured tendon, potentially expediting the healing process.
  • Muscle relaxation: Tendonitis often results in muscle tension and stiffness in the surrounding muscles. Massage techniques can relax these muscles, alleviating stress on the inflamed tendon.
  • Scar tissue management: Chronic tendonitis may lead to the formation of scar tissue. Deep tissue massage, combined with myofascial release techniques, can help break down adhesions and scar tissue, restoring normal function.
  • Improved range of motion: Massage can enhance joint flexibility and range of motion, mitigating stiffness and restoring regular movement patterns.

We work with athletes, weekend warriors, manual labourers, musicians and office workers to alleviate tendonitis. We design an ongoing treatment program to help you increase your strength and range of motion in the affected tendon, preventing further injury and inflammation.

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