Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Do you suffer from Tendonitis and would like to learn more?

What is a Tendon? What is Tendonitis? What are the main causes of Tendonitis? How did it happen, and how can you treat it? I often get asked these questions in my physiotherapy clinic!

A tendon is basically a type of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone, and if it gets inflamed, the condition is called tendonitis It is a condition that Physiotherapists treat on a daily basis.

It commonly occurs in the shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist and heel, although it can happen anywhere that tendons are found in the body.

I have put together some easy to understand articles that explains tendonitis - perhaps a good place to start is with the page that looks at the causes, symptoms and how you treat Tendonitis.

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Hip Tendonitis »

Hip Tendonitis

When tendons in your hip are working well they glide perfectly as their related muscle contracts. When a tendon is inflamed the action of their contracting muscle pulling on them irritates them further and more inflammation and pain results.

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Shoulder Tendonitis »

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon attaching to your shoulder. Although there are many tendons involved in your shoulder the most common tendonitis’s that I see in my physiotherapy practice relate to the rotator cuff complex.

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Tendonitis Treatment »

Tendonitis Treatment

What is Tendonitis? What causes it? Where does it occur in the body? Find out about the underlying causes of tendonitis and how to treat it.

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