London Osteopathic Care

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Tendonitis/ Tendinosis

Tendon is a tough flexible fibrous tissue. Its function; to connect your muscle to the bone. When a muscle contracts it pulls the bone to facilitate movement i.e. walking, siting, going up and down stairs.


Tendonitis occurs due to inflammation of the tendon, which may be through direct trauma or repetitive strain. There are many activities that cause tendonitis;


•Sedentary office work






•Cleaning house





•Throwing and pitching

Incorrect posture at work or home or poor stretching or conditioning before exercise or playing sports also increases a person's risk. Other risk factors for tendinitis, include:

•An abnormal or poorly placed bone or joint (such as length differences in your legs or arthritis in a joint) that stresses soft-tissue structures.

•Stresses from other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, or unusual medication reactions.

•Overuse or doing too much too soon when the tendons are not used to a movement or to the task taken on. Tendinitis is common in "weekend warriors," people that play and exercise hard only on weekends.

•Occasionally an infection can cause tendinitis, especially infection from a cat or dog bite to the hand or a finger.


Tendinosis/ tendinopathy occurs due to chronic tendon injuries, causing degeneration of the tendon. This is a series of repetitive small-scale movements causing inflammation of the tendon that has not healed properly. Tendinopathy can occur in many different areas, such as the wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, knee, and heel. This can be irreversible change to the tissue (on a microscopic level) however you can become symptom free and maintain the tissue from getting any worse.


Osteopathy works fantastically for both! Osteopathy looks at the tissue causing issue i.e. the tendon at hand and the mechanical defects that may be maintaining or predisposing the area of pain. London Osteopathic Care has been successfully treating the tendinopathies for long time.