Common Treatments for Tendonitis

Overview

Tendonitis, also known as tendinitis [1], is when the tendons swell or inflammation of the tendon. Tendonitis happens when one overuses a particular tendon or when one injures a tendon. Tendonitis can be related to an acute injury with inflammation. There are some expected tendons of the body that tendonitis can happen [2] in the elbow, finger, wrist, and thigh.

The major event in which one can get Tendonitis is while performing sport which also explains the other names used to refer to Tendonitis like golfer’s elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee.

Tendonitis happens when the tendon in the body loses its elasticity. It can happen to anyone’s age regardless. However, Tendonitis is more common with older adults that engage in a lot of sport. With age, the tendon tends to become weaker, making it more likely to swell if overused.

Treating Tendonitis may or may not be hard to do depending on the degree of the injury. The major goal when treating Tendonitis is to relieve the pain and reduce the swelling. This article would let you in on the different ways to treat Tendonitis.