Symptoms of Tendinosis

The following features are indicative of Tendinosis:
  • joint tenderness
  • mild swelling of joint
  • pain in affected joint

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Common Causes of Tendinosis

The following are the most common causes of Tendinosis:
  • sudden injury
  • repetitive sports activities
  • repetitive job-related activities
  • overuse syndrome

Risk Factors for Tendinosis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Tendinosis:
  • old age
  • job-related repetitive motions
  • repetitive awkward positions
  • frequent overhead reaching
  • sports
  • forceful exertion
  • repetitive sports activities

Prevention of Tendinosis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tendinosis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • strengthen muscles
  • regular exercise
  • regular stretching
  • avoid repetitive activities to low the stress on tendons
  • get professional instructions while starting a new sport or exercise

Occurrence of Tendinosis

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Tendinosis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Tendinosis can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Tendinosis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tendinosis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tendinosis:
  • Physical exam: X-rays: To find out other conditions that may be causing signs and symptoms

Doctor for Diagnosis of Tendinosis

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Tendinosis:
  • General physician
  • Rheumatologist

Complications of Tendinosis if untreated

Yes, Tendinosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tendinosis is left untreated:
  • tendon rupture

Procedures for Treatment of Tendinosis

The following procedures are used to treat Tendinosis:
  • Therapy: Stretch and strengthen the affected muscle-tendon unit
  • Surgery: Surgical repair of torn tendon bone
  • Focused aspiration of scar tissue (FAST): Removes the tendon scar tissue without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Tendinosis

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Tendinosis:
  • Acupuncture: Treats chronic pain

Time for Treatment of Tendinosis

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Tendinosis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 3 - 6 months

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Tendinosis.

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