Repetitive Injuries

Repetitive injuries are injuries arising from overuse of the tendon structures leading to tears and ruptures.

It respond well to treatment if it is identified early and the loading can be decreased.

If it is recurrent and is chronic, treatment will take longer, and sometimes surgery may be indicated.

However, in instances where a large tear or rupture is left too long, the muscle will retract and will be impossible to correct.

It is often seen in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb, ankle, pelvic regions.

For example:
  • Supraspinatus/ rotator cuff tear
  • Golf/ Tennis elbows
  • De Quervain’s at the thumb
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tibialis posterior impingement
  • Groin pain