Aching and swelling in your joints? You might have tendinitis. Learn more about this condition and how AVALA can get you moving again!
OVERVIEW OF TENDINITIS
Tendinitis is the swelling of a tendon, a flexible band of fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones. It is a common condition that most often affects the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle.
WHO GET TENDINITIS?
People such as carpenters, gardeners, musicians, and athletes who perform activities that require repetitive motions or place stress on joints are at higher risk for tendinitis. Since tendons become less flexible as you age, you are more likely to get tendinitis as you get older.
DIAGNOSIS OF TENDINITIS
To diagnose tendinitis, your doctor will probably ask questions about your medical history and examine you. You will probably be asked to describe your joint pain and the circumstances in which it occurs. The location and onset of pain, whether your pain varies in severity throughout the day, and factors that relieve or aggravate your pain may all help your doctor determine whether tendinitis is causing your pain.
Your doctor may also do manual examinations of the joint to see which tendon is inflamed. They may also recommend x-rays, which do not show the tendons, but which may help rule out other problems. A magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) can show whether the tendons are inflamed. Your doctor may also remove and test fluid from the inflamed area to rule out infection.
HOW CAN AVALA HELP YOU?
Our team of expert orthopedic physicians can review and diagnose your joint aches to help find a solution for you to live a happy and healthier live.