We analyze injured tendon function and ultrasound image and administer the best treatment depending on the state of the tendon. We look for the trigger cause and develop a step-by-step treatment programme for a reliable recovery without relapse.
We ask the patient to perform some functional tests to identify possible biomechanical issues and in addition, we record the patient’s running gait on a treadmill or in the street. Following some simple guidelines can improve our running technique, conserving energy and avoiding overload injuries and subsequent pain.
The load-bearing capacity of muscle/tendon tissue is not infinite. There are intrinsic and extrinsic factors that often overload specific parts of our body. This overloading causes pain and prevents us from continuing with an activity, and may ultimately force us to stop the activity. Finding a balance between the strain that exercise presents and the strain that the body can support is the key to safe exercise and preventing injury.
Ultrasound is a tool which represents a quantum leap in diagnosis and follows the exact course of the injury being treated. If you have felt a sharp pain while running or have had calf pain for some time, we can assess exactly what is causing this pain.
We implement a step-by-step recovery from musculoskeletal injuries such as muscle injuries, tendon, fractures … and post- surgical treatments. We help you to get back to your sport without risk of relapse.
Shock wave therapy, also referred to as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a promising treatment for tendon injury. There is research evidence supporting the use of shock wave therapy in treating common tendon injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and shoulder calcific tendinopathy. There is good evidence that ESWT improves treatment outcomes in Achilles tendinopathy over and above exercise. It is based on lithotripsy that has been used to treat kidney stones for many years. The treatment involves delivering high frequency shock-waves to the injured tendon. These shock-waves are delivered non-invasively through the skin, and treatment stimulates healing in chronic tendon injuries that have failed to heal spontaneously and have not responded to other treatments. About 60-80% of patients have a significant improvement in their tendon pain after shock-wave therapy.