Tendinitis

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What Is Tendinitis?

Tendinitis (also called tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle.

What Causes Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.

-Gardening        -Raking               -Carpentry         -Cleaning house              -Shoveling

-Painting             -Scrubbing         -Tennis               -Golf     -Skiing                 -Throwing and pitching

-Incorrect posture at work or home         -Poor conditioning before exercise

What Are the Symptoms of Tendinitis?

  • Pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding area. Pain may gradually build up or be sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present.

  • Loss of motion in the shoulder, called "adhesive capsulitis" or frozen shoulder.

Recommended Treatment: