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Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer

Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.

There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as:

  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Scrubbing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Throwing
  • Beginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your muscles

Other risk factors for tendonitis include:

  • Incorrect posture at work or home or poor conditioning before exercise or playing sports.
  • An abnormal or poorly placed bone or joint that stresses soft-tissue structures.
  • Stresses from other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritisgoutpsoriatic arthritisthyroid disorders, or unusual medication reactions.
  • Overuse or doing too much too soon when the tendons aren’t used to making a movement or doing the task taken on.

Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle. The most common types are:

Common Symptoms of Tendonitis or Other Overuse injuries

  • tenderness or pain in the affected muscle or joint
  • a throbbing or pulsating sensation in the affected area
  • tingling in the limb
  • temporary loss of sensation
  • loss of strength
  • reduced range of motion as a result of pain/discomfort

Rehabilitating and Preventing a tendonitis or overuse injury:

If you feel you have any symptoms of a possible tendonitis, pain, or limited range of motion, Contact us and we will help you rehabilitate your injury and return to your exercise safely, and better equipped to prevent further injury!


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