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Tendonitis

Tendinitis (also called tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle.

Causes

Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.

There are many activities that can cause tendinitis, including:

  • Gardening
  • Raking
  • Carpentry
  • Shoveling
  • Painting
  • Scrubbing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Throwing and pitching

Incorrect posture at work or home or poor stretching or conditioning before exercise or playing sports also increases a person's risk.

Locations where tendonitis occurs:

Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle. The most common places are:

  • Base of the thumb
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Achilles tendon

Symptoms

The symptoms of tendinitis include:

  • Pain in the tendon and its surrounding area. Pain may gradually build up or be sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present.
  • Loss of motion in the shoulder, called "adhesive capsulitis" or frozen shoulder.

To avoid tendonitis:

  • Take up activities slow at first. Gradually build up your activity level.
  • Use limited force and limited repetitions.
  • Stop if unusual pain occurs. Do something else. Try again later and if pain recurs, stop that activity for the day.

Treatment

Initial treatment of tendinitis includes:

    • Avoiding activities that aggravate the problem
    • Resting the injured area
    • Icing the area the day of the injury
    • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs or using topical anti-inflammatory gels

Corticosteroid injections may be prescribed by the physician to help relieve the pain. Physical therapy includes range-of-motion exercises and splinting (thumb, forearm, bands). Surgery is a rare option sought after only if all alternative treatment methods fail to provide a relief.

     
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Tel: (917) 267-7470

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