To diagnose a tendon injury (also known
tendinopathy), your doctor will review
your medical history and daily activities and conduct a physical exam to
check your overall health, areas of pain and tenderness, and range of motion
and strength. Your exam may also include checking your nerve function
(feeling and reflexes) and blood circulation (pulses). If your symptoms are
related to use of a tool or sports equipment, your doctor may want
you to demonstrate how you use it.
If your medical history and
physical exam point to a tendon injury, you will probably not need more
Ultrasound, which can show thickening, swelling, or
tears in soft tissues such as the
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October 16, 2012
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