What Is Tendinitis?
Tendinitis is considered an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Tendons are thick cords that attach muscles to bones. There are a number of types of tendinitis. One of these that is well-known is “tennis elbow.” Another is “frozen shoulder.”
You should seek medical attention if you also experience one of more of these:
- A fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Redness, swelling and warmth
- Multiple sites of pain or if your whole body feels ill
- Inability to move the affected area.
These could be signs of another serious condition that requires more immediate attention.
What Causes Tendinitis?
It can be caused by overuse, repetitive use, from the stress of another condition like arthritis or abnormal bones or joints or sometimes from an infection.
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