Tendinitis, also known as tendonitis, is a condition that occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed. Tendons are tough, fibrous bands that connect muscle to bone and are responsible for the movement of the body’s joints. Tendinitis is a common overuse injury that affects people of all ages and can occur in any part of the body where there is a tendon.
At Legend Physiotherapy & Wellness, we offer specialized treatment for tendinitis to help our patients find relief from pain and discomfort. Our experienced therapists are trained to diagnose and treat tendinitis, and they will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms.
Who gets tendinitis?
Anyone can develop tendinitis, but it is most common in people who participate in activities that involve repetitive movements, such as athletes, musicians, and office workers who type for long periods. Aging is also a factor in the development of tendinitis, as tendons become less flexible and more prone to injury over time.
Where does tendinitis occur?
Tendinitis can occur in any tendon in the body, but it is most commonly found in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.
SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES:
The most common symptoms of tendinitis include pain, tenderness, and stiffness in the affected area. The pain may be sharp or dull and can range from mild to severe. In some cases, the pain may be worse during or after activity.
The affected area may also be tender to the touch, and there may be swelling or redness around the tendon. In severe cases, there may be a loss of strength in the affected area or difficulty moving the joint.
Tendinitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive motions, overuse of a joint or muscle, and injury or trauma to the affected area. It can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
Repetitive motions, such as those performed during sports or work activities, are a common cause of tendinitis. These activities can cause small tears in the tendon over time, which can lead to inflammation and pain.
Overuse of a joint or muscle can also cause tendinitis. This is common in athletes who train excessively or in individuals who perform repetitive motions on a daily basis, such as typing or assembly line work.
Injury or trauma to the affected area can also cause tendinitis. This can include direct trauma, such as a fall or a blow to the affected area, or indirect trauma, such as a sudden twist or turn.
Certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also increase the risk of developing tendinitis. Diabetes can also increase the risk of tendinitis, as it can affect blood flow to the tendons and lead to increased inflammation.
Overall, tendinitis is a common condition that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive motions, overuse, and injury or trauma. If you are experiencing symptoms of tendinitis, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified healthcare provider.
MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT:
At Legend Physiotherapy & Wellness, we offer a range of treatments for tendinitis to help alleviate pain and improve function. Our therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.
How can I avoid tendinitis?
There are several steps you can take to help prevent tendinitis:
If you suspect you may have tendinitis, contact Legend Physiotherapy & Wellness to schedule an evaluation.