This page will inform you about the disease that affects tendons, as well as offer treatment options.
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If you often feel pain or tenderness after exercising or from moving, it's possible you're suffering from a tendinopathy. Are you ready to feel good again?
How it occurs
As stated above, tendinopathies are diseases that harms the body's tendons. Tendons connect muscle to bone, with most injuries forming around joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee and/or ankle. However, tendon injuries can also form in the finger, hand, wrist, toe or foot.
A tendon injury can erupt immediately, or form over time due to repeated tears to the specific tendon. Though anyone is susceptible to a tendon injury, conditions generally occur in those who consistently repeated the same motions over and over in their daily routine, whether it be their job, exercising or some other sort of activity.
Tendon injuries are sometimes referred to as “tenditis,” meaning the tendon is inflamed. “Tendinosis” is also used to describe tiny tears in the tissues that surround the tendons.
Specific types of tendinopathy you may experience include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bicipital Tendonitis
- Golfer's Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
Depending on the condition you're suffering from, you may a different amount of pain, from mild to severe. If your pain or discomfort level increases, and fails to go away, you may require professional medical assistance.
Symptoms of a tendinopathy injury include pain, stiffness, movement and mobility difficulties, as well as loss of strength. The area that is affected may also become tender, red and swollen. If you attempt to use the injured tendon, pain may become more severe. Therefore, rest is often recommended.
It's always important to listen to your body – particularly, when you experience the symptoms listed above. After trying home remedy options, if the symptoms cease to go away or improve, you may need to schedule an appointment with a doctor or physician to better assess your condition.
When speaking with a doctor, you will be asked to describe your health history, symptoms and level of pain. The physician will likely conduct a physical exam to determine the nature of your injury, and how to properly treat it.
In the most extreme cases, an X-ray, MRI or ultrasound may be required before recovery and relief options are pursued.
Fortunately, most cases of tendinopathy can be treated at home with the following measures:
- Ice Packs
- Anti-inflammatory Medication
- Light Exercise/Stretching
- Avoid Certain Movements
Again, if the injury and pain you're experiencing is more severe, then your doctor may suggest more in-depth treatment options, such as physical therapy or wearing a brace or splint.
During recovery time, it's important to be patient. A tendon injury can take a while to heal, even months. Once you do start to feel recovery and relief, make sure to avoid overworking your tendon – ease back into a routine, or the condition could worsen.
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