Chronic Tendinopathy

Chronic Tendinopathy (formerly Tendonitis)

Dr Geoff Davies has special expertise in managing chronic tendon problems both in the athletic population and the general population.

Tendons commonly cause pain within the body in a variety of sites:

Achilles
Plantar fasciitis (heel)
Patella tendinopathy (knee)
Tennis & Golfer’s elbow
Trochanteric bursitis (hip)
Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
Hamstring origin in the buttock

This failed healing process produces weakened tissue within the tendon which produces pain when the tendon is loaded or used. Unless these conditions are managed appropriately at an early stage they can become a very chronic problem and often very difficult to eradicate.

During an initial assessment a full history of the problem will be taken followed by a full clinical assessment of the injured region. If any tests are required to confirm the diagnosis Dr Davies will advise and arrange the most appropriate investigation.

He will liaise with his physiotherapy colleagues as required as most tendon problems will need expert physiotherapy input often in the early stages of management.

Second line treatments are often required when physiotherapy has failed.

Dr Davies is experienced in the use of a variety of 2nd line treatment options including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), Autologous (own) blood injections and steroid injections. He will advise the most appropriate treatment for each individual on a case by case basis.

To make an appointment at his Tendinopathy Clinic, which usually runs on a Friday afternoon, at Cardiff Bay Clinic please ring 02920 836700.