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Tendinitis Causes

Tendinitis is usually caused by injury or overuse when working or playing. It may also be associated with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Tendinitis Definition

Tendinitis is the condition in which a tendon is inflamed or irritated causing pain and tenderness just outside a joint.

Tendinitis Diagnosis

The doctor reviews the patient's medical history, conducts a physical examine, and observes any signs and symptoms of the condition. Imaging tests may also be recommended to rule out other conditions or reveal any abnormalities in the tendon sheath or covering. Blood tests may also be recommend if an underlying causes such as rheumatoid arthritis is suspected.

Tendinitis Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of the condition such as pain, tenderness, and mild swelling in some cases, may be aggravated by movement. The location of the condition also produces specific types of pain.

Tendinitis Treatment

Surgical repair is required if the condition is severe and leads to a tendon rupture. Corticosteroid injections or topical applications may also be recommended to reduce inflammation and ease pain. However, these types of treatment have side effects such as weakening of a tendon. Most cases usually only requires rest and medications to reduce pain and inflammation in the tendon. Preventive measures reduce chances of developing tendinitis.

Drugs used for treatment of Tendinitis

Nimesulide Gel

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