Tendon pain treatment should be commenced as soon as possible, once the pain or discomfort starts. Even early tendon niggles should not be ignored, as they have the potential to become chronic, and without the correct interventions and guidance, may even weaken and tear the tendon. Our team of health professionals can provide assessment and hands on support, throughout your Cairns tendinopathy treatment.


Tendinopathy (previously called tendinitis or tendonitis) is when a tendon has become inflamed or irritated. A tendon is the strong connective tissue that connects the muscle to bone. Tendons play an important role in energy storage, through their tensile or ‘spring’ like properties. A tendinopathy is a degenerative condition of the tendon, that results in abnormal tissue repair. Our tendinopathy treatment Cairns can help.


Multiple factors can contribute to or cause tendinopathy. This can include, but is not limited to, poor biomechanics, muscle weakness, poor training patterns, an abusive exercise program (overload and overuse). All of these can lead to a weakening of the tendon structure and the onset of tendinopathy, or a tendon tear. If this happens you will experience pain, reduced function and decreased exercise tolerance.


Your Cairns tendinopathy treatment begins with a thorough physical assessment. We’ll work with you to examine all of the potential causes of your tendinopathy, and develop an effective treatment plan, designed to get you back to doing what you love doing, faster. Note: In many cases, evidence points to non-operative management as delivering the same, if not greater outcomes, than surgery.

Tendinopathy & Physiotherapy

Our team of Cairns Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopath and Allied Health professionals can assess and provide effective Cairns tendinopathy treatment, for the following common tendon injuries:

  • Tendinopathy (previously called tendonitis).
  • Full tendon tears.
  • Pre and post operative rehabilitation and treatment of tendon repairs.

Your tendinitis treatment Cairns starts with a comprehensive assessment, to make sure we provide you with the best management plan for your specific presenting tendinopathy.

Some common tendinopathy-areas are: Tennis or Golfers elbow; Rotator cuff tendinopathy (shoulder); Gluteal tendinopathy (hip); Patellar Tendinopathy (knee); Achilles tendinopathy (ankle); Plantar Fasciitis (foot).

Cairns Tendinopathy Treatment Options

We offer many effective Cairns tendinopathy treatment options, including but not limited to the following:

  • Shockwave Therapy.
  • Taping / Bracing.
  • Education on training and lifestyle strategies for optimum tendon health.
  • Gait Scan and custom Orthotics.
  • Running and Movement assessments.
  • Specific rehabilitation, as well as strength and conditioning (doing the RIGHT exercises in the RIGHT way for your specific needs is so important in tendon issues – we don’t believe in generic exercise handouts).
  • Hands on therapies, dry needling and other tools for pain relief and improved movement.


Referrals are not necessary to book our Cairns tendinopathy treatment and assessment and as above, you should book an appointment at the earliest presentation of pain. Also, please note that if you are considering orthopaedic surgery for a tendon tear, it’s important to engage with a physiotherapist as soon as possible before and after the surgery, to enable you to return to full strength and movement. Early physiotherapy tendinitis treatment Cairns may even prevent the need for surgery.

So, if you are suffering from tendinopathy and are interested in having an assessment completed by one of our Physiotherapists, Osteopath or other Allied Health professionals, contact us today on (07) 4231 9777 or book online.

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