Also called elbow strain, Tendonitis is referred to as the inflammation of the tendon, which is a part or cord that attaches the muscles to the bones. Basically Tendonitis happens due to constant exertion on this part. It is symbolised with pain in the hips, shoulder, knees, etc. areas where there is a shooting pain followed with swelling, especially with prescience of calcium deposits.
HOW IS TENDONITIS DIAGNOSED?
Tendonitis can be diagnosed by a doctor based on the patient's symptoms and a physical examination. When attempting to move the tendon a creaky sound may be heard, this is because the tendon sheath has become thicker.X-ray pictures that show up calcium deposits around the tendon may help confirm a diagnosis.Imaging tests, such as ultrasound or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) may reveal swelling of the tendon sheath.
HOW IS TENDONITIS TREATED?
Treatment of Tendonitis aims at reducing inflammation and pain. Rest, Ice and elevation of the affected area help in recovery from Tendonitis. Wrapping the area in a compression bandage until swelling goes away is another way of treating Tendonitis. Surgery may be performed for severe damage to tissue.
DID YOU KNOW?
Surgery is rarely needed to treat tendonitis. It is reserved for cases that do not respond to other types of treatment or when there is significant tendon damage that is unlikely to improve with any other treatment.