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Tendinitis

Tendinitis (informally also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy often confused with the more common tendinosis, which has similar symptoms but requires different treatment. (The suffix -itis denotes diseases characterized by inflammation.) The term tendinitis should be reserved for tendon injuries that involve larger-scale acute injuries accompanied by inflammation. Generally tendinitis is referred to by the body part involved, such as Achilles tendinitis (affecting the Achilles tendon), or patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee, affecting the patellar tendon).

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What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with tendinitis, 61% report having hip pain, 54% report having shoulder pain, and 53% report having knee pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of tendinitis are hip pain, wrist pain, and elbow pain, although you may still have tendinitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with tendinitis often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, application of splint, magnetic resonance imaging, examination of foot, other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with tendinitis include triamcinolone topical product, meloxicam, bupivacaine, cortisone, methyl salicylate-menthol topical, diclofenac / misoprostol, sulindac, ethanol (on guard), ethyl chloride topical, mepivacaine (carbocaine), aspirin / oxycodone, salsalate and chondroitin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for tendinitis include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get tendinitis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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