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What are risk factors for tendinitis?

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They include:

  • Poor posture at work or home.
  • Not warming up before sports or a workout.
  • Problems with a bone or joint (like length differences in your legs or arthritis in a joint) that stresses nearby soft-tissues.
  • Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, or reactions to medications.
  • Overuse or doing too much too soon when the tendons aren’t used to a movement or to the task. Think of weekend warriors, who play and exercise hard only on weekends.
  • An infection, especially from a cat or dog bite to a hand or finger.

From: Tendinitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 04, 2018

SOURCE: American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 04, 2018

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