The more fibrous and dense cord-like structures of a muscle that attach to a bone are called tendons. A tendon aids in transmitting the pull of a muscle to a bone thereby causing movement. Inflammation of a tendon is called tendinitis and it is mostly tender to the touch.
Tendinitis or bursitis mostly involves the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints. The pain often occurs suddenly and may be quite severe and gets worse with movement as in arthritis, but the pain is usually in parts of the body away from a joint. Overuse or repetitive use often causes tendinitis. If treated early, the problem can be short-term. Some people may need advice on joint protection and support of the involved part. Our physiotherapist will focus on the cause, may be it job related or overuse, and plan treatment based on their assessment.