Tendonitis

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What is Tendonitis

Tendinitis is  characterized by pain, inflammation, and swelling in the tendon associated with structural damage of the tissue. Tendinitis is more common in individuals who participate in strenuous activities, such as runners and weight lifters . Tendinitis can also present bilaterally making it difficult to localize the affected tendon.  Tendinitis is most often caused by acute or repetitive microtrauma to the affected tendon. Tendinitis presents with localized pain,  swelling , warmth , stiffness , redness, restricted ROM , decreased strength, crepitus, and/or loss of active motion at the affected site . 

What are common areas of Tendonitis?

Common areas of Tendonitis include tendons of 

Tendinitis is typically treated by non-operative measures including rest, ice, and corrective movements. Tendinopathy can be treated with PRP injections performed by a physician or other trained professional. Tendinopathy responds well to PRP injection treatments when patients are able to continue participating in normal activity levels. 

How is Tendonitis diagnosed?

Diagnosis of tendinitis begins with a comprehensive patient history and physical examination to identify patterns among specific tendons that are most likely to be injured based upon age , activity level , previous injury, location, swelling , tenderness, redness , crepitus, and tendon function.  Ultrasonography  can be used to identify possible causes of tendon pain, including tendinitis. 

How is Tendonitis treated?

Tendinitis is typically treated by non-operative measures including rest, ice, and corrective movements. Tendinopathy can be treated with PRP injections performed by a physician or other trained professional. Tendinopathy responds well to PRP injection treatments when patients are able to continue participating in normal activity levels. 

QUICK FACTS

60 min

Typically once per week

You will be able to resume day to day activities.  In order to improve tendon healing we recommend no heavy lifting for the first 4 weeks after you begin treatment

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