Pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and/or
swelling near the injured tendon. Pain may increase with activity. Symptoms of
tendon injury may affect the precise area where the injured tendon is located
or may radiate out from the joint area, unlike
arthritis pain, which tends to be confined to the
Crepitus, or a crunchy sound or feeling when the tendon is
used. This is usually uncomfortable or painful.
Pain and stiffness
that may be worse during the night or when getting up in the
Stiffness in the joint near the affected area. Movement or
mild exercise of the joint usually reduces the stiffness. But a tendon injury
typically gets worse if the affected tendon is not allowed to rest and heal.
Too much movement may make existing symptoms worse or bring the pain and stiffness
The joint areas most commonly affected by tendinopathy are
the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.
pain is caused by inflammation around calcium crystals in or around the tendon
(calcific tendinitis). The cause of the deposits often
isn't known. These crystal deposits can be quite painful and can become a
tendinopathy may be similar to those of inflammation of the bursa (bursitis).
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October 16, 2012
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