What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition that refers to inflammation of a tendon, a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone and helps you move. The main symptom of tendonitis is swelling and tenderness along the tendon itself, however it can also include swelling and weakness of the area.

The cause of tendonitis varies, however is often due to a sudden increase in activity levels, poor footwear choices or biomechanical issues. Our podiatrists at Highett Podiatry will be able to assess the cause of your pain and work with you to get you back to your optimum fitness level and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Treatment for tendonitis can include a range of approaches and will vary from case to case, it can include but is not limited to:

  • Footwear modifications
  • Orthotic therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Strengthening and return to exercise programs

Our podiatrists have the ability to send patients for ultrasound image of the tendons to determine the extent of your injury and help work out the best treatment plan for you.

If you believe that you may be suffering from tendonitis please give our clinic a call on 9555 3044 to organise an initial consult with one of our podiatrists.


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