Tendinitis is inflammation of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. These cords are called tendons


Tendonitis is most commonly caused by overuse (repetitive stress), but less often, it can also occur in areas where calcium deposits have developed. As people age, repetitive motion, such as from sports or work activities, can injure the tendon where it attaches to the bone, promoting an inflammatory response by the body.

Muscle Spasm, painful muscles. weak tendons

                                           SYMPTOMS OF TENDINITIS

The chief symptom is pain at the site of the injured tendon, especially during use. The pain may be chronic or it may come on suddenly and feel sharp. Other symptoms include swelling, warmth, tenderness, and redness. The last of these is called “erythema,” which is the dilation of the blood’s capillaries that occur as part of the inflammatory process.

Where does tendonitis occur?

Tendonitis can occur at almost any site of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle. Common areas for the condition include the shoulder (especially in the rotator cuff), elbow, wrist, knee and ankle.       

                                                    PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR TENDINITIS

  • Range of motion activities
  • Splinting
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Eccentric Exercises
  • Active release therapy

Physiotherapy is beneficial in the case of Tendinitis as it helps to slowly  improve outcome measures and minimize the chance of fatigue and also regain strength and movement.

Visit us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic at No 2 D Close, Ajumgobia Street, Kado Estate, Abuja or call +234 811 885 6060,

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