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Managing Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. They are bands of strong connective tissue that attach muscle to bone and are composed of collagen. Overuse of the tendons by repetitive actions or calcium deposits are two common factors causing tendonitis.

Injury is the most likely culprit in the onset of tendonitis, but it can be easily brought on by work habits, hobbies or even poor posture.

Tips to managing tendonitis

Athletes Gel-managing tendonitis pain

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) promotes collagen function, as it is needed to bind the collagen and elastin fibers together to form collagen bundles. Look at supplementation with HA.
  • Treatments include rest, ice, pain relievers, stretching, physiotherapy and bandaging.
  • Inflamed tendons are more susceptible to stress, strain, movement and tears. 
  • There could be other reasons you experience tendonitis and this is where ongoing pain, 
  • stiffness and inflammation need to be assessed by a medical professional. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis creates stiffness and pain in joints and tendons.  
  • Reactions to certain medications and food types can also irritate or put stress on tendons.
  • Avoid actions that can stimulate inflammation.