Tendinitis is a medical condition caused by inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon. This inflammation usually occurs in a tissue which joins the muscle and bone. There can be several causes of tendinitis including aging, overuse of a tendon, or injury. Sometimes diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can be the cause of tendinitis. The most common areas affected by tendinitis include heels, elbows, shoulders, and wrists.

Symptoms of Tendinitis

  • Pain at night in the heels, elbows, shoulders or wrists.
  • The pain and tenderness which can affect the mobility of the joints.

Treatments for Tendinitis

  • Rest can sometimes help if the tendinitis is not that severe.
  • The use of splints or removable braces to immobilize the effect joint until it heals.
  • The doctor may advise the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin.
  • The use of physiotherapy to help improve stretching and strength of muscles and tendons.
  • At times, if all these treatment options fail to work, the orthopedic surgeon may suggest surgery.