What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon(s), which causes pain on movement of a joint.
It is important to get treatment as early as possible as it is possible that the condition could degenerate causing further damage to the tendon and also allow growth of bony spurs.
Ice is for the dead…
This is a phrase that may have (or may not have) originated from the East, but it does illustrate a difference in approach to soft tissue injuries that what is often advised here in the UK.
In the acute stages of injury, the application of the R.I.C.E protocol is recommended, however, if you have been suffering from a tendonitis injury for longer than 3 months, you will be glad to hear that here at Thrive we have many more effective treatment options based on the traditional medicine of Eastern martial arts.
What alternatives to you offer?
We have practitioners who are experts in acupuncture, Tui Na Medical Massage and Eastern Body Movement – all therapies that have treated soft tissue injuries sustained by Martial Artists in China for centuries.