Tendinitis is an acutely inflamed swollen tendon that doesn't have microscopic tendon damage. The symptoms of tendinitis (also called overuse tendinopathy) include:
- Pain or tenderness at or near a joint, especially around a shoulder, wrist, elbow, or ankle
- Stiffness that, along with the pain, restricts the movement of the joint involved
- Mild swelling or thickening of the tendon near the joint
Call Your Doctor About Tendinosis If:
- Your pain doesn't ease up in seven to 10 days; you want to avoid letting chronic overuse tendinopathy set in.
- Your pain is extremely severe and accompanied by swelling and a marked loss of motion; you may have a ruptured tendon, which requires immediate medical attention.