Tendonitis exacerbated

What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches muscle to bone. It’s also called tendinitis, tendinopathy or tendinosis. These terms refer to any type of tendon disorder, including tendonitis.

Signs & Symptoms of Tendonitis

Common signs and symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • Pain at the site of the tendon
  • Tenderness and sensitivity to the touch
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving the affected joint
  • Swelling or redness near the affected area

Causes of Tendonitis

Tendonitis is usually caused by repeated motions or positions that put stress on the tendon or from direct injury. Common causes of tendonitis include:

  • Overuse of a joint or muscle group. Overuse can be caused by too much exercise, repetitive motions or improper technique.
  • Joint degeneration caused by age or wear and tear. This can eventually lead to tendonitis.
  • Direct injury or trauma, caused by accidents or falls.
  • Infections, illnesses or diseases in the body.

Exacerbating Factors of Tendonitis

Tendonitis can be aggravated by certain activities such as:

  • Activities that involve repetitive motions such as running, swimming, golf, or tennis.
  • Activities that require you to twist or strain any joint or muscle group.
  • Activities that require you to stretch too far or too often.
  • Static positions that require you to hold a position for too long.

Treatment of Tendonitis

Treatment of tendonitis typically involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce the inflammation and pain. Treatment also usually includes physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the affected tendon. In severe cases, steroids may be prescribed to reduce the inflammation.