Warning Signs of Tendonitis

Warning Signs of Tendonitis

Tendonitis (also called tendinitis) is a chronic inflammation of the tendons, which connect muscles to bones. When a tendon is stretched, torn, or separated from the bone, surgery may be needed to repair the damage and reduce pain. However, for many people, tendonitis isn’t the result of one event, but a cumulative effect from a lifetime of small strains.

At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, our expert physicians provide care for tendonitis using sports medicine to alleviate pain and restore range of motion.

Causes of tendonitis

Though some people assume tendonitis is a condition from which athletes primarily suffer, it can strike anyone who repeatedly does the same thing over and over. This includes:

These are only a few causes of tendonitis. You can also get tendonitis pain from:

In short, any kind of strain where tendon meets muscle or tendon meets bone (typically, the latter) can cause tendonitis. 

Warning signs of tendonitis 

Signs of tendonitis are few and can easily be mistaken for another type of condition or an acute injury. If you notice chronic symptoms that last a long time or come back over and over in the same location, you might want to have your doctor check for tendonitis. Symptoms include:

Treatment for tendonitis

Treating tendonitis starts with the most conservative options: resting the affected limb or joint, icing and elevating it to relieve pain, taking over-the-counter painkillers, and avoiding doing whatever caused the strain in the first place.

If your tendonitis won’t go away or gets worse, your doctor may recommend some of the following therapies:

Tired of tendonitis? You can learn more about treatment options by talking to the team at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine. Get in touch by calling 201-273-9702 or requesting an appointment online

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