Tendonitis

Also known as: tendinitis.

What is tendonitis?

Tendons are cords that connect the bones of the body to the surround muscles. If a tendon gets irritated or inflamed, this is known as tendonitis.

What causes tendonitis?

In most cases, tendonitis occurs due to repetitive motion of a particular body part, either from work, hobbies or athletic endeavors. Tendonitis can also result from a direct injury to the body.

What are the symptoms of tendonitis? 

Symptoms of tendonitis typically include swelling, tenderness and pain, particularly when moving the joint.

What are tendonitis care options? 

Most cases of tendonitis can be handled with rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers. Corticosteroid injections and surgery are options for more severe cases of tendonitis.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

This page was last updated on: 8/9/2018 8:12:04 AM

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