Tendon pain

Causes and Symptoms of Tendon Pain

Tendon pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. Tendon pain occurs when the tendons that connect muscle to bone are damaged or stretched beyond their normal range of motion. Common causes of tendon pain include:

  • Injury or trauma to the tendon itself
  • Strained muscles
  • Overtraining or overuse
  • Degenerative diseases, such as arthritis
  • Infection
  • Inflammatory disorders

Tendon pain can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. Symptoms of tendon pain include:

  • Pain or tenderness when moving the joint
  • Swelling or redness of the tendon or joint
  • Stiffness or lack of flexibility in the tendon
  • Decreased strength or movement in the affected area
  • Locking of the joint

Tendon pain can be managed with rest, ice, stretching, and physical therapy. Medication or surgery may be needed for more severe cases. If you experience tendon pain, consult with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment.