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Deltoid tendinopathy

A deltoid tendinopathy is caused by a reduction in the quality of the tendon tissue. This can be caused by over- or underuse and can occur in both younger and older people. A tendinopathy is often accompanied by stiffness and pain in the shoulder. This makes it more difficult to carry out movements. In general, a tendinopathy has a recognizable course, which helps in making a diagnosis. The diagnosis will be made on the basis of the patient's story, physical examination and, if necessary, an additional ultrasound or MRI scan. The physiotherapist will mainly focus on advising and, together with the patient, restoring the balance between load and load capacity.

Cause

Tendinopathy is the official name for a tendon injury. This is an injury caused by reduced quality of the tendon tissue. This reduction can occur as a result of overburdening or underburdening and therefore occurs in both young sportsmen and women and older people. Other possible causes of a tendon injury include untrained, fanatical sport, age, excess weight or unsuitable sports equipment.
Deltoid tendinopathy

Symptoms

The symptoms experienced with a tendinopathy are often stiffness, pain and sometimes even swelling. In addition, a crackling sound can occur during movement. Pain It can make movements or exercises less easy to perform. Which movements cause pain also depends on which tendon is affected.

Course

A deltoid tendinopathy often develops gradually and increases in severity over time.
The course of the complaints is often recognizable and goes as follows:
  • Complaints at the start of an activity that gradually disappear. This is followed by an after-reaction when the activity is over.
  • Complaints at the start of the activity that gradually disappear but return during the activity.
  • Complaints that do not go away after the start of an activity and may even be present at rest.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a tendinopathy is made by the story that the patient tells during the intake, which fits with a tendon problem. The physiotherapist can then carry out tests to confirm whether there is indeed a tendinopathy. The physiotherapists of Fysiofitaal Tilburg can do this. An ultrasound scan or MRI can also be used to visualise any damage.

Treatment

For the treatment of tendon complaints the physiotherapists of FysioFitaal Tilburg are the right people to turn to! After diagnosis, the physiotherapist will start by giving appropriate advice with regard to work, sports and other daily activities. Then the therapist will work with the patient on restoring the balance between load and load capacity. This is done by using exercise therapy. Going to the physiotherapist once or twice a week is not enough. In addition to exercise therapy homework exercises are an important part of recovery. In case of severe complaints the massage-gun can be used to temporarily pain attenuate it.

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