What is Tendonitis?

Tendons are tough & flexible tissue that connects the bones to the muscle.  Tendons help in many of our day-to-day activities:  running, walking, lifting and jumping are just to name a few.

Tendons help us to move in the many different ways that we do.  When tendons become inflamed, that is what’s known as tendonitis. Carried to the next level (chronic tendonitis), tears can develop and cause a weakening of the actual tissue.

This is due to the tendons being constantly overused.  This can also lead to rheumatoid arthritis which can be extremely painful and unpleasant.  If you have painful swelling in an area, this could be tendonitis; sometimes a nurses-helping-peoplepartial tear can be seen and felt by the doctor.

Tendonitis can come in All Shapes and Sizes

You don’t want to cause harm to your tendons if you can avoid it.  There are large tendons that are used for walking and then there are small tendons used for moving the fingers.

Tendonitis can be caused by a number of different reasons.  When you are pulling on a muscle that has tendonitis, this can become very irritating.   The tendons should move freely,in a nice gliding action and, if impaired, can result in pain during this movement.  This is what is known as tendonitis.

What can Cause Tendonitis?

  • Overuse is very common cause
  • When people begin to exercise
  • Age related

Overuse is most common cause of tendonitis and occurs when people begin an exercise program or start to increase the amount of exercise they do.  With age, the tendons start to loose their elasticity and are not able to glide as smoothly as they once did.

The elderly are more prone to tendonitis for this reason.  There is still a need for more research to fully understand and comprehend why the elderly are more prone to tendonitis.

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