What are risk factors for tendinitis?
- 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.
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