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Tendonitis

Tendonitis Symptoms and Causes

About Tendonitis

Tendonitis, inflammation of a tendon (the tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones) can affect any tendon, but is most commonly seen in the wrist and fingers. When the tendons become irritated, swelling, pain, and discomfort will occur.

Tendonitis Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of tendonitis. However each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the tendon when moved
  • Swelling from fluid accumulation and inflammation, or a grating sensation if not swollen

The symptoms of tendonitis may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

Tendonitis Causes

Tendonitis is usually caused by either overuse or traumatic injury.