Tendinitis - Causes, Symptoms and Tendinitis Pain Relief

What is tendinitis?

Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating. If the normal smooth gliding motion of your tendon is impaired, the tendon will become inflamed and movement will become painful. This is called tendonitis, and literally means inflammation of the tendon.

What causes tendinitis?

The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse. Commonly, individuals begin an exercise program, or increase their level of exercise, and begin to experience symptoms of tendonitis. The tendon is unaccustomed to the new level of demand, and this overuse will cause an inflammation and tendonitis.

Another common cause of symptoms of tendonitis is due to age-related changes of the tendon. As people age, the tendons loose their elasticity and ability to glide as smoothly as they used to. With increasing age, individuals are more prone to developing symptoms of tendonitis. The cause of these age-related changes is not entirely understood, but may be due to changes in the blood vessels that supply nutrition to the tendons.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Pain or tenderness at or near a joint, especially around a shoulder, wrist, or heel (where it is known as Achilles tendinitis), or on the outside of an elbow (where it is called tennis elbow).

  • In some cases, numbness or tingling.

  • Stiffness that, along with the pain, restricts the movement of the joint involved.

  • Occasionally, mild swelling at the joint.

  • Persistence of the soreness, which may last or recur long after the tendon has had time to recover from the original injury.

Pain Relief for Tendinitis with Pain Relief Cushions...

The best way in which to treat tendinitis is a combination of rest, elevation, compression, easy stretching of the muscles in the injured area, and use of cold / hot packs.
Using these cushions cold produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain.
Using them hot induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion which tendinitis reduces..
Combining both the hot and cold uses of the cushions can help relieve tendinitis pain and improve the natural healing process of the body.

We have many cushions that are ideal for the areas affected by Tendinitis Pain...

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The information on PainReliefCushions is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding certain conditions. A physician should always be consulted for back pain or any health problem.