The NHS recommend the following steps for treating tendonitis:
The 4 steps known as RICE therapy for 2 to 3 days to help bring down swelling and support the injury:
- Rest – stop the exercise or activities that caused the injury until you feel better
- Ice – put an ice pack (you could use a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a teatowel) on the injury for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours
- Compress – wrap a bandage around the injury to support it
- Elevate – if possible, keep the injured area raised on a pillow when sitting or lying down
They recommend for you to take pharmaceutical drugs like paracetamol and ibuprofen. Your doctor may prescribe a stronger painkiller or cream or gel to bring down the swelling.
If your injury is severe or lasts a long time, you may eventually be offered physiotherapy. You can also choose to book appointments privately.
For more information, please visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx
What Advanced Healing Therapies can do:
We do not offer pain killers or wait for symptoms to be “severe” before offering treatment. As soon as you feel pain, please come and visit us and we can help straight away.
The quicker we can treat your symptoms after they start, the sooner you can recover. Many clients come to us the day following an injury, and they only need one treatment; yes, ONE treatment! Nonetheless, clients who have suffered pain for years come to us see rapid results and can get to leading a pain free lifestyle after 6 or less treatments.
We use our fantastic technology explained below to treat the site of pain. Whether you are suffering from:
- tennis elbow
- golfers elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Supraspinatus tendonitis (shoulder)
- Calcific tendonitis (shoulder)
- Biceps tendonitis (upper arm)
- trigger thumb
- repetitive strain injury
How can we help?
Overview of Healing with micro-current
Using our technology we treat the area affected for just under an hour.
Pain, inflammation and muscle spasms often result when muscles, ligaments or tendons are injured. The circulation in the injured areas is effected adversely. There is an accumulation of lactic acid and other waste products in the tissues. This slows the healing process.
The Acuscope and Myopulse simultaneously measure and balance the abnormal electrical resistance in injured tissue. The electrical conductance of the injured tissue is examined and compared to a preprogrammed parameters for healthy tissue. When electrical conductance is outside the normal, healthy range, the instruments change the wave form, frequency, intensity and polarity to restore the tissue integrity to promote healing.
The Myopulse eliminates inflammation; the Acuscope promotes healing in joints to promote the growth of cartilage and synovial fluids.
There is little or no sensation because micro-current energy is similar to the energy inside the body. Micro-currents are one-millionth the strength of household current. They are compatible with the body’s bio electrical communication system and support the self-healing feedback mechanism already present at the cellular level. The effects of micro-currents on the healing process has been documented in the scientific literature for many years.
When this energy is introduced into the cells, circulation, lymphatic drainage, waste product removal, cellular metabolism improve. The flow of other forms of biological energy similar to chi or vital force is accelerated. Acidic waste products are flushed from the tissues and the body’s healing powers are accentuated. This results in an accelerated healing response at the cellular level, leading to reduction of pain and improved function.