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Information about Tendinitis

We Have to Know about the Tendinitis

  • Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscles to bone.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Tendinitis

  • Injury or overuse during work or play
  • Inflammatory diseases that occur throughout your body, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Do’s and Don’ts of Tendinitis

Signs & Symptoms of Tendinitis

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Mild swelling, in some cases
  • Tennis elbow. This type causes pain on the outer side of your forearm near your elbow when you rotate your forearm or grip an object.
  • Achilles tendinitis. This form causes pain just above your heel.
  • Adductor tendinitis. This type leads to pain in your groin.
  • Patellar tendinitis. In this type, you experience pain just below your kneecap.
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis. This form leads to shoulder pain.

Medical advice for Tendinitis

  • If you experience pain that interferes with your normal day-to-day activities or have soreness that doesn’t improve despite self-care measures, see doctor if you have a fever and the area affected by tendinitis appears red or inflamed (swollen, warm). These signs and symptoms may indicate you have an infection

Risk factors of Tendinitis

  • Greater risk of developing tendinitis if you perform excessive repetitive motions of your arms or legs. For instance, professional baseball players, swimmers, tennis players and golfers are susceptible to tendinitis in their shoulders, arms and elbows. Soccer and basketball players, runners and dancers are more prone to tendon inflammation in their legs and feet. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to develop this condition. The incidence of tendinitis increases with age as muscles and tendons lose some of their elasticity. Improper technique in any sport is one of the primary causes of overload on tissues, including tendons, which can contribute to tendinitis

Treatment for Tendinitis

  • Medicines
  • Local bandages and rest to the area

Self-care for Tendinitis

Investigations for Tendinitis

  • X-ray of the affected area