Tag Archives: Tendon

Calcific Tendonitis

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Calcific tendonitis (CT) refers to a deposit of calcium (bone) in a tendon. Commonly, CT is associated with the rotator cuff (tendons at the shoulder), but is not uncommon in the Achilles (heel), Patella (knee) and Gluteal (lateral hip) tendons. The literature describes two types of CT; degenerative and reactive calcification. Degenerative calcification appears to […]

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Patella Tendinitis

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee or anterior knee pain, commonly affects people of all ages and abilities. Your pain maybe caused by patella tendinitis, also known as jumpers knee, or patella tendinopathy. The patella tendon attaches your knee cap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Frequently, patella tendinitis (PT) is associated with athletes, in […]

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Groin Strain

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Groin strains are very common in multi-directional sports, such as football, particularly at the start of a football season. Some of the risk factors are multi-directional movements and sudden increase in tissue loading, especially at the start of a football season. In this figure we demonstrate, the common adductor tendon, which has tendon defects at […]

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Patella Tendinopathy

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee? There are numerous injuries to the front of your knee, otherwise known as anterior knee pain. Patella tendinopathy can be a painful condition which may cause pain and weakness to loading your leg, particularly during sport, on lounging, jumping and ascending/descending hills. Diagnostic ultrasound is an excellent tool […]

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Severe Mid Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In our experience of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound we have scanned hundreds of Achilles tendons, but we have never scanned an Achilles which measures nearly 22mm. The tendon is grossly thickened with multiple tendon defects and significant vascularity on power doppler likely representing neovascularisation. Normally, an Achilles tendon only measures 4-5 mm!        

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Avulsion Fracture

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Case Studies.

Last week in the clinic a 42 year old male patient suffering with pain on the lateral ankle following twisting it 4 months ago came to see us. An x-ray discovered an avulsion fracture to the base of the fifth metatarsal. An ultrasound was then performed to assess the integrity of the peroneal brevis tendon […]

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Tendinopathy

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Have you been told you have Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy, is an umbrella term to encompass different tendon disorders. Tendinopathy, also known as tendinitis or tendinosis, is a type of tendon disorder that results in pain, swelling, and impaired function. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is excellent tool for tendinopathy treatment, check out our ESWT page for further information. […]

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FOOSH!

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Today, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses FOOSH, which is an acronym for ‘fall onto outstretched hand’. FOOSH is commonly documented in patients’ medical notes at this time of year due to trips and or slips, especially slipping on ice. Injury can occur when you fall down and try to break the fall by reaching down […]

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Tennis Elbow

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Neil Liffen, Director of East Coast Physio, discusses a common soft tissue injury to the elbow. It is a misconception that to have tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, you have to play tennis! Tennis elbow is a common musculoskeletal condition and it’s estimated that as many as one in three people have tennis elbow […]

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