Tendons connect your bones to muscles. When they are inflamed, the condition is called Tendinitis. There are several different types of tendon injuries, but Tendinitis is a larger-scale acute injury that is accompanied by inflammation. Generally, the most common forms of tendinitis affect the Achilles tendon in the heel, the patellar tendon in the knee, the elbow and the rotator cuff in the shoulder.
Tendinitis injuries are common in the upper and lower limbs including the rotator cuff. Tendinitis occurs as a result of a repetitive action or injury and can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Because it is a result of a common and continuous action like, tennis, or typing on a desk computer, the injury is hard to cure and results in chronic pain.
The frequency and severity of tendinitis will vary depending on the type and frequency of use. Tennis players tend to get tendinitis in their elbows; swimmers, in their shoulders; basketball players, in their knees.
Treatment of tendon injuries--tendinitis, is largely conservative and can take some time. Tendonitis can be quite painful for those who suffer from it. As a result, their work and private lives can be affected. For information on the non-narcotic treatment on shoulder, elbow and knee pain due to tendinitis, contact Franklin Pain and Wellness Center.