Tendons are very strong, cord-like connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Tendons are covered in a protective sheath that glides across the lubricated surfaces within a joint. When that articulation in the joint becomes rough or grating, the tendon can become irritated, inflamed, and painful. Most common in the elderly and middle aged people, tendinitis (or tendinitis) is often the result of overuse, repetitive athletic or work-related movements or the deterioration of elasticity in the tissue due to wear and tear, years of friction and tiny tears in the tendon.
Some commonly known types of tendinitis are Golfer’s elbow, Tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, swimmers shoulder, Patellar tendinitis, and tendinitis in the wrist. Tendinitis and
tenosynovitis can often develop together, which can be very painful for patients to try to live through even everyday tasks. Lots of icing, pain relievers, and doctor’s appointments that hundreds of people have to endure before they get an accurate diagnosis of tendonitis.
Here area the 10 most common signs and symptoms of tendinitis:
Any irritation, injury, biochemical toxin or infection in the body can result in Inflammation. The strain and friction which characterizes overuse injuries like tendonitis are responsible for inflammation in the tendon itself or in the muscles supporting the joint. Pain and swelling may get worse in the day or two after the injury due to the damaged tendon and the tightening of the muscle around the injury.