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What is Tendinitis?

21:56 - 4 May , 2021


It is a disorder caused by inflammation of a tendon. It usually occurs most frequently on the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.

Signs and symptoms Tendinitis

Among the most common are:

  • Severe pain, especially when moving the joint with the damaged tendon.
  • Inflammation.
  • Hypersensitivity.


The most common is when we perform a repetitive movement for a long time, but there are other causes, such as:

  • Diabetes or arthritis.
  • Tendon degeneration.
  • As we get older, tendons progressively lose elasticity.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Be in unnatural positions. 


  • Avoid activities that put excessive strain on your tendons, especially for long periods of time.
  • Always warm up before exercising.
  • Be sure to stretch after exercising to make muscles and joints more flexible. 
  • Make sure to adopt correct postures when sitting, walking, or standing, this will protect your joints and tendons.

Diagnosis and treatment Tendinitis

Your orthopedist will assess your case and request the necessary studies, such as X-rays and MRI, to determine the treatment to follow, which may include physical therapy and the intake of painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.

We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:

  • Arthroscopic surgery.
  • Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
  • Trauma surgery.
  • Hand surgery. 
  • Foot and ankle surgery.
  • Spinal surgery.

We treat injuries such as:

  • Dislocation.
  • Chronic bone and joint diseases.
  • Ligaments.
  • Spinal diseases.
  • Joint replacements.


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