Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow)

Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow) is a condition that can also affect the tendons in the shoulder, achilles and wrist.


The structure that transmits the force of the muscle contraction to the bone is called a tendon. When functioning normally, these tendons glide easily and smoothly as the muscle contracts. Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating and movement will become painful.


After thorough examination the physiotherapist will give a provisional diagnosis and determine a treatment plan based on your individual needs. By minimising inflammation, using evidence based treatments, the tendon can return to its usual state and perform its usual function.


Shockwave therapy treats various problems within soft tissue areas which have proved resistant to more conventional treatments, such as tennis elbow, Achilles or patella tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.


Find out more about shockwave therapy and how it can help you in your recovery.