What is tendinitis?

Tennis elbow and jumper’s knee are signs of tendinitis

Do you have pain and soreness around your joint? You may be suffering from tendinitis.

Tendons are flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. They help your muscles move your bones. Tendinitis is the severe swelling of a tendon.

Tendinitis usually happens after repeated injury to an area such as the wrist or ankle. It causes pain and soreness around a joint. Some common forms of tendinitis are named for the sports that increase their risk. They include: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, swimmer’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee.

Signature Medical Group doctors can diagnose tendinitis with your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

The first step in treatment is to reduce pain and swelling. Rest, wrapping or elevating the affected area, and medicines can help. Ice is helpful for recent, severe injuries. Other treatments include ultrasound, physical therapy and/or steroid injections.

At Signature Medical Group, our orthopedic specialists are ready to help alleviate any joint pain you may have. Make an appointment today.