What’s a tendonitis?
The majority of muscles are attached at each extremity to two different bones by means of an intermediary extension of their structure called a “tendon”. Tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, can happen following a repeated movement (overuse) or sudden trauma (elongation or excessive effort) or sometimes be secondary to a vertebral problem. Some tendonitis are so commonly associated with certain sports that they merit their own nickname, for example, “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow”.
The majority of muscles are attached at each extremity to two different bones by means of an intermediary extension of their structure called a “tendon”.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of tendonitis?
- Pain which increases with effort and decreases at rest
- Decrease in strength and functional ability
- Sensitivity with palpation
- Sometimes swelling and redness
What causes tendonitis?
A tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive movement at work or excessive effort during the practice of a sport. Some disorders may also cause tendonitis such as rheumatoid polyarthritis, gout or taking certain medications.
Physiotherapists are there for you!
Physiotherapists will help to heal your tendonitis whether it be in the shoulder, elbow or knee so you can move and push on without pain!