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?
To diagnose a tendon injury, a doctor will ask questions about past health and symptoms and will do a physical exam. If the injury is related to use of a tool or sports equipment, the doctor may ask to show how the patient used it. If the symptoms are severe or do not improve with treatment, the doctor may want to have a test, such as an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI. Ultrasound can show thickening, swelling, or tears in soft tissues such as the bursae and tendons.
HOW IS TENDON INJURY TREATED?
Tendon Injury treatment means support casts or other similar measures to prevent further damage. Other remedial measures here comprise of physiotherapy and avoid exertion on that particular area. Minor surgeries are needed in some cases, depending on the extent of the damage.