Tendinitis (tendon inflammation)

General or Other | Orthopaedics | Tendinitis (tendon inflammation) (Disease)


Tendinitis is usually the symptoms acute pain, stinging, inflammation of the painful area, pain and weakness to touch the affected area (finger, hand, elbow, shoulder). The most common tendinitis is common for climbers fingers. If it develops after a single movement, often the pain can spread from the affected finger to the elbow. If tendinitis stemming from overtraining, pain is usually located. If tendon rupture or scope rings, you hear a click finger. They are treated the same way with tendinitis, but a longer period of time.

Causes and Risk factors

Although tendinitis can be caused by a sudden injury, the condition is much more likely to stem from the repetition of a particular movement over time. Most people develop tendinitis because their jobs or hobbies involve repetitive motions, which put stress on the tendons needed to perform the tasks. Using proper technique is especially important when performing repetitive sports movements or job-related activities. Improper technique can overload the tendon — which can occur, for instance, with tennis elbow — and lead to tendinitis.

Diagnosis and Treatment

In tendinitis, first steps are to apply ice to the affected area for 1-2 days. After that, you can apply warm compresses for muscle relaxation.

The best treatment is medication, supplemented with vitamins, adequate hydration, massage the affected area and rest. To strengthen the tendons, you can take medicines that contain glucosamine sulfate.

Try to administer medication with milk, after eating, to protect your stomach. It is better to read the recommended dosage and administration of drugs and possibly to see a doctor if you think that undesirable effects may occur. Also, you should take a break from climbing for at least two weeks. Depending on the severity of injury, time out may be much higher. ...

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