What is Tendonitis? Tendons are the soft tissues that attache muscles to bones. The ending -itis refers to inflammation, irritation, or swelling. Tendonitis, then, is the inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the tendon. You are likely familiar with some of the common terms for specific areas of tendonitis: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, achilles tendonitis, jumper’s knee. Interestingly, Runner’s Knee is not caused by tendonitis.

Treatment for tendonitis: Most of the time, you can cure tendinitis with rest, cold compression, physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications. If tendinitis is severe or left untreated and leads to the rupture of a tendon, you may need surgery to repair the damage. So don’t push it. Allow your body time to heal and use ice packs several times a day.
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Source: National Institute of Health

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