The Cause of Tendonitis

To uncover the cause of tendonitis is not easy to discover. If you have inflammation, pain and swelling and the trauma of tendonitis, you know it is hard to figure out how you got it.

So what can be the cause of tendonitis? There are many different things that can cause tendonitis, and the treatment relies partly on finding the cause of tendonitis, so you can treat the cause as well as the symptoms. Before you can look for the cause of tendonitis, you must first understand the problem.

There is an expression called “tennis elbow“, which seems to suggest that tendonitis affects the elbow and arm only. This is just not true.

Tendonitis can affect just about any tendon in your body.

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis is the inflammation and pain in your tendons. Tendons attach the muscle to the bone. There are many reasons that cause inflammation and that is what makes finding the cause of tendonitis very hard if not impossible.

What are some of the common causes of tendonitis?

Relieves joint pain due to arthritis and tendonitis

Relieves joint pain due to arthritis and tendonitis

Injury: A very common cause of tendonitis is probably injury. Sports injury is the most common cause of tendonitis, when the tendons become inflamed. Some experience injury later only to find that they have tendonitis after the original injury has healed.

Overuse: Another common cause of tendonitis. Frequent, repetitive motions put strain on the tendons, which will cause those tendons to become sore and inflamed.

This is the cause of “tennis elbow” mentioned above. This is due to the repetitive motion which a tennis player does and causes the tendons in the elbow to become inflamed.

Another one is “carpal tunnel“. This can be the start of a wrist tendonitis symptom. This happens to factory workers and occurs in the wrist and the hands. Musicians, particularly pianists and those spending great amounts of time on the computer also develop tendonitis. This is due to overuse and occurs also in the wrist.

Aging is another cause of tendonitis: As we get older, so do our tendons. We loose the elasticity, thus allowing them to become susceptible to inflammation, especially when they are overused.

While sometimes the cause of tendonitis cannot be helped, there are things that you should avoid, or you will make the problem worse. If you start to notice swelling or soreness in an area that you have been over working, stop for a while.

Give that part of your body a rest. Put some ice on the area to help reduce the swelling. Take some Ibuprofen for the pain if necessary. Using the ice and getting the swelling down is the main goal.

This will prevent the tendonitis from getting worse. Now you know the cause of tendonitis and you can start to prevent it.

Relieves joint pain due to arthritis and tendonitis

Relieves joint pain due to arthritis and tendonitis