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When should I call my doctor about tendonitis?

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Tendinitis can cause pain, stiffness, or tenderness in your joints. Call your doctor if:

  • Your pain doesn't ease up in 7 to 10 days.
  • Your pain is extremely severe and you also notice swelling and a marked loss of motion; you may have a ruptured tendon, which needs medical care right away.

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology: "Tendinitis and Bursitis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Tendinitis."


 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 28, 2019

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology: "Tendinitis and Bursitis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Tendinitis."


 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 28, 2019

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