Tendonitis, what treatment it needs
A tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, which is the connective tissue structure that binds muscles to bones. Although they can affect any tendon in our body, tendonitis most frequently involves the tendons of the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands. Lasonil is often used to make tendonitis go away.
Causes that can cause the onset of tendonitis include:
- repeated stresses (resulting, for example, from repetition of the same movement)
- Degeneration that over time can compromise the health of the fibers that make up the tendon
- trauma (usually caused by overexertion)
- posture vices
- systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, renal failure
Symptoms you may experience are pain in the area where there is inflammation but also swelling and difficulty performing certain movements that affect the muscles connected to the tendons. However, for a definitive diagnosis of tendonitis, it is essential to undergo an ultrasound or MRI examination.
But what treatment does a tendonitis need?
Treatments for tendonitis vary depending on the intensity of inflammation and symptoms. For the milder tendinitis, is usually sufficient for 2-3 days:
- rest and avoid overloading the joint and exertion that may exacerbate the inflammation
- ice is applied to the affected area (20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours is sufficient); it is important, at this stage, not to apply heat, hot water or give massages.
If Pain related to tendonitis is more intense, the doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, and if the symptoms are very severe and it is impossible to move the muscle associated with the tendon, corticosteroid drugs will also be prescribed.
Finally, in the event there was also a tendon injury, it is necessary to consult a specialist to see if there is a need for surgery.