What is Tendonitis?
Tendons themselves are cords of tough, fibrous connective tissue that attach muscles to bones. Tendons are found throughout the entire human body. Tendonitis is the inflammation and irritation of these tendons. If the normal smooth gliding motion of a tendon is impaired the tendon will become inflamed and tendonitis will start to occur. Tendonitis, if it's caught early, can be easily treated and cured.
Common Causes of Tendonitis:
Repetitive strain on the tendon
Age related tendon changes
Putting the tendon under too much strain
As a result of injury
As a result of another condition
Thermal injury to the tendon
Anatomical cause of tendonitis
Pain when the tendon is under pressure
Movement is restricted
Affected area is painful when moved or touched
Burning sensation around the affect area
Affected area is swollen, red, warm or lumpy
Catch tendonitis early, know the warning signs
Here are 4 tendonitis warning signs that you need to look out for. These are early tendonitis symptoms that are easily recognizable and will help you catch tendonitis early.
Pain, stiffness and swelling in the affected area
Restricted movement without pain
The pain is usually worse at night and in the morning
Pain during and after movements of the affected area