How does tendinitis manifest? How do you treat it?

Tendinitis is a condition affecting the tendons (the cord that attaches the muscle to the bone).

This condition manifests itself through the inflammation or irritation of the tendons. There are different ways to treat tendinitis; rest is usually necessary, a change of movement and ice can prove helpful and, for the pain, patients can get over-the-counter pain relievers. If the problem persists, other treatments are available such as physical therapy, ultrasonic treatment, dry needling, or surgery.

Because the tendons are located near the joints, the symptoms caused by tendonitis may sometimes be mistaken with those caused by arthritis.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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