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Battling Tendinitis: 5 Uncommon Facts and the Best Exercises for Relief

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

Inflammation of the tendons, the tough cords of tissue that attach muscles to bones, is a frequent musculoskeletal ailment. It's brought on by tendon inflammation, which can also cause swelling and stiffness.

Many people in the modern world suffer from tendinitis, especially those whose professions or hobbies need the use of tendons in repeated motions or who regularly overuse their tendons. An increase in physical activity or the presence of a preexisting medical condition like arthritis or diabetes are other potential triggers.

Whether or whether tendinitis was as common among older generations as it is today is debatable. However, farming and blacksmithing are only two examples of occupations where overuse injuries are possible due to the repetitive nature of the work and the stress placed on the tendons.

Several activities have been shown to alleviate tendinitis and lessen the likelihood that it may return. I'll give you five to try:

Physical activities that increase range of motion: You may assist your flexibility and lessen any stiffness in the afflicted joint by slowly and gently moving it through its complete range of motion.

Gentle stretching of the muscles and tendons near the sore joint can help increase mobility and lessen discomfort.

Resistance training: Tendons and muscles near the injured joint can be strengthened by performing exercises with modest weights or resistance bands.

Low-impact aerobic exercise, like walking or swimming, can help you become in shape and take some of the pressure off your injured joint.

For pain and inflammation relief, try icing the afflicted area for 15 to 20 minutes.

Keep in mind that you shouldn't feel any discomfort when doing these workouts. Discontinue immediately and see a doctor if you develop any discomfort.

In conclusion, tendinitis is an extremely widespread musculoskeletal ailment, especially among those whose professions or hobbies need the use of repeated motions or the overuse of tendons. Multiple exercises have been shown to alleviate symptoms and lessen the likelihood of a recurrence of the problem. In any case, if your pain or discomfort persists, it's best to consult a doctor.

Please keep in mind that the exercises described in this blog post are not meant to replace the advise of a qualified medical expert; rather, they are presented for informational and educational reasons only. If your pain or discomfort persists, you should consult a doctor. If you have a preexisting medical condition, it is extremely important to check with your doctor before beginning a new fitness routine. Stop doing any physical activity that hurts. Stop doing the exercises right once and see a doctor if you start to feel any pain.

Here are five little-known facts regarding tendinitis:

It is not limited to the tendons of the hands and feet, but can affect any tendon.

People over 40 are disproportionately affected, yet it may happen to anybody.

Repetitive motions, physical activity, and preexisting conditions are only some of the potential triggers.

Rest, ice, and physical therapy are all effective treatments.

Sometimes, tendon injuries are serious enough that surgical intervention is required to repair or reconstruct the tendon.

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