What is tendinitis?
Tendons are flexible bands of thick tissue that connect your muscles to bones. They help to move the muscles or bones of your shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle joints.
Repeated injury to these tendons may result in redness, swelling, soreness, and pain (inflammation) around your joint called “tendinitis or tendonitis.” It is also called “overuse tendinopathy.”
What are the symptoms of tendinitis?
If you have tendinitis you may
- Experience redness, swelling, and pain at the site of the tendon or surrounding area.
- Be unable to move the body part or joint where the tendon is swollen.
You must seek medical help if you are having pain, redness, and swelling that worsen rapidly.