What, who, where of Tendonitis
Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) is the inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon. The tendon connects the muscle to the bone. To find out if you are suffering from tendonitis, the best way is through a physical examination. Tendonitis can also be associated with systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. That is why it is best to have a physical exam.
Tendonitis is a very common sports injury that often occurs from overuse. Some of the sports that can get tendonitis is tennis, baseball, golf as well as some other. Tendonitis pain is caused by inflammation of tendons, often from overuse, or a repetitive activity using the same body part. Tendonitis can make a muscle feel as if it has lost all its strength. It can also feel like the muscle will fail if it is called upon to lift or carry weight.
Some of the Tendonitis Symptoms
Some tendonitis symptoms can range from very mild to really severe pain. Tendonitis symptoms can be:
Sharp pain when moving a joint
Sharp pain when lifting or carrying anything
A deep ache
Drawing sensation that seems to follow a straight line through the muscle into the tendon
Ache or pain and stiffness to the local area of the tendon
Burning sensation that will surround the whole joint and around the inflamed tendon
Pain and swelling, stiffness after exercise
Pain if you try to lie on your side at night
Inability to hold arm in certain position
Pain or tenderness in the shoulder.
Tendonitis can also cause deep, nagging pain that will occur because of the inflammation of tendons. The nice part is that if it’s caught early, it can be easily treated and cured. Some of the body parts that are affected by tendonitis are most common in the shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist and heel. There are times when it can happen anywhere in the body.
Tendonitis Treatment and Relief – The How To’s
There are several different ways that you can treat tendonitis symptoms and the pain that is associated with it. They are as follows:
Ice, cold compression therapy
Wearing heel pads to reduce the strain on the tendon (heel spur or plantar faciitis problems)
Exercise routine designed to strengthen the tendon
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen
Manual therapy techniques
A rehabilitation program
In rare cases, application of a plaster cast
Include slow, sustained stretches in your exercise routine
The quicker your tendonitis is treated, the sooner you’ll recover full strength and flexibility. Treating tendonitis generally begins with the same treatment used for overuse injuries. Chronic tendonitis differs from acute tendonitis in that it is more of a long term persistent problem. Chronic, or long-term, tendonitis problems are sometimes common.
Tendonitis is a very common sports injury, which often occurs from overuse. Some tendonitis symptoms can be caused by sudden intense injury. It is most often the result of a repetitive (RSI), or a minor injury of the affected area.
Tendonitis is one of the common causes of some acute pain in the shoulder, and this can occur after an injury, or as a result of one movement that is repeated over and over. Tendonitis most commonly occurs around the elbows, shoulders, and knees, but it can also affect the wrists, hips, and heels.
Tendonitis can also cause deep, nagging pain that will occur because of the inflammation of tendons. The nice part is that if it’s caught early, it can be easily treated and cured with anti-inflammatory aides like Naproxen or rehabilitative practices. Some of the body parts that are affected by tendonitis are most common in the shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist and heel. There are times when it can happen anywhere in the body.