What happens at my appointment?
On the day you will have a joint consultation with a sports medicine consultant and a highly qualified physiotherapist. Both consultant and physiotherapist specialist in tendon problems and rehabilitation. During your examination you will be asked specific questions to help determine the likely cause of your pain.
You will then have a quick and painless ultrasound scan, followed by a specialised tendon scan called a UTC (Ultrasound tissue characterisation) scan, utilising the latest in tendon imaging technology.
Following the scan, your consultant and physiotherapist will be able to make a diagnosis, explaining the cause of your pain and outlining a full treatment plan that is individual to you. This includes specific exercise plans, and if you are already seeing a physiotherapist they will liaise with them to get the best treatment results.
All of this takes just 45 minutes. Depending on your diagnosis, you may be offered further specialist interventions such as shock wave therapy (ESWT) or specialist injections that can all be conveniently undertaken at the same clinic.