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

Tendonitis Symptoms

  • 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.

  1. Pain, stiffness and swelling in the affected area
  2. Restricted movement without pain
  3. The pain is usually worse at night and in the morning
  4. Pain during and after movements of the affected area