Tendonitis, what it depends on
For tendinitis We mean the inflammation of the tendons, that is, of the connective tissue structures that bind the muscles to the bones. Often to pass tendinitis lasonil is used.
Tendinitis, which tendons are affected before
Generally tendinitis is more frequently presented on the tendons of the knees, ankles, elbows, shoulder, wrist or hand, probably because they are the muscles that we urge more often daily.
In fact, it is wrong to think that only those who practice sport can run into tendonitis, because in reality everyone can get it.
The onset of this inflammation can depend, in addition to the physical exercise too intense, also on:
- Repeated stresses (i.e. when a movement continuously repeats, think for example of those who spend a lot of time in front of the computer keyboard and develop tendinitis on the wrist)
- degenerations that end up with damage the fibers that make up the tendon
- trauma (generally caused by overeatment)
- defects of posture
- Systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, kidney failure
Often, some types of tendonitis can also be caused by unsuitable clothing or footwear.
The elderly are the subjects who most frequently incur a tendonitis: for example, think of those subjects no longer so young who perhaps resume to do physical activity after a long period of stop.
The pain is dense
As for pain, in general Those who have tendonitis accuses accuses a dense one In the area where the tendon is inflamed, even to simple tact, and also shows difficulty performing some movements.
For this, for the mild tendinitis, It is advisable to avoid doing too intense exercise but staying at rest for at least 2- 3 days.
A useful suggestion is that of Apply cold compresses on the damaged area for about 20 minutes every 2 or 3 hours, and avoid massages or hot compresses and heat.
If necessary, Anti -inflammatory drugs can be taken.
If the pain is very intense and there is total difficulty in using the articulation involved by inflammation, The doctor may prescribe corticosteroids.