Achilles Tendons and Other Injections Therapies for Tendinopathies  2017

Achilles Tendons and Other Injections Therapies for Tendinopathies 2017

For those that have been reading in the media about the use of PRP injections when treating problems with Achillies Tendons, and other Injection Therapies from London Conference 2017

There has been a great deal of research on PRP injections as they thought this was going to be the answer to all the many complicated sports injuries and in fact there were some instances when world-class athletes had reported it had helped their knee joints.   After extensive research you can read the outcome and it looks as though PRP is merely rather an expensive product and is definitely not as useful as quality exercise and indeed shockwave therapy is still continuing to bring in more evidence-based papers  It has been hoped that PRP was be more beneficial as further research continues by excellent teams here in the UK that injections would be useful for Tendon Problems


It looks as though PRP major use is reducing some of the pain in a chronic tendon. This of course would be useful as it enables the evidence-based exercises which have been proven in research to be more comfortable and therefore it is likely that the exercises are completed


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Is slide from the current challenges and tendinopathies in a recent conference held in London.  It looks as though many of the injections which we thought might have been useful are proving much less beneficial than expected




















Here are the Risk Factors of Rupture with Steroid Injection of Plantar Fasciitis 




NICE Loading Tendons with the use of Dry Needling or Shockwave Therapy Treatment is safer than the risks of the injections 









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Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has over twenty-eight years experience of treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity Edinburgh). Registered Osteopath Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensuring that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee conditions Helen uses Video Clips exercises educational information and outcome which is sent to your computer smartphone or iphone if you wish Treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic is tailored to the individual and where necessary uses a combination of osteopathic techniques including, Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage. The holistic approach to osteopathy at the How Osteopathic Clinic, in addition to a full one hour treatment sessions, is designed to alleviate symptoms rapidly and can often significantly reduce the number of osteopathic treatments required. One of the few Osteopaths in Edinburgh and in Britain who uses the unique, gentle fleximatic vibrotherapy or shockwave therapy massage equipment combined with traditional osteopathic techniques in order to to find, feel and palpate those hard fibrotic bands of muscles which accumulate over the years of prolonged sitting, Helen has attended conferences held throughout the country; Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy for over 3 years now for Patella Tendons , Achilles Tendons Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon pain Hips, Upper Proximal Hamstring tendinopathy along with rehabilitation loading Contact Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ To make an appointment contact Helen on 131 551 1044 or Text /Call 07889304762