Tendon Injury happens when the tendons are damaged. Tendons are tough fibers that connect muscle to bone. A Tendon Injury may happen suddenly, but in most cases, it happens due to many tiny tears to the tendon that has happened over time. Symptoms of Tendon Injury are:
• Pain, tenderness, redness and swelling of tendon
• Crunchy sound when tendon is exercised
• Pain may worsen when getting up in morning
• Stiffness in the joint near tendon
HOW IS TENDON INJURY DIAGNOSED?
Tendon Injury is diagnosed by an orthopaedic through external examination that is followed with an X-ray or a scan.
HOW IS TENDON INJURY TREATED?
The goals of this early treatment are to reduce pain and inflammation of the tendon as well as restore normal motion and strength
Rest the painful area, and avoid any activity that makes the pain worse.
Apply ice or cold packs for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, as often as 2 times an hour, for the first 72 hours. Keep using ice as long as it helps.
Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) if you need them. Be sure to follow the non-prescription medicine precautions. Always take these medicines exactly as prescribed or according to the label.
Do gentle range-of-motion exercises and stretching to prevent stiffness.