Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon; “itis” after a word usually indicates inflammation, think of arthritis, cellulitis, and so on. Inflammation can be from injury or disease. Healthcare providers prefer to use the word “tendonopathy” to show that tendonitis is more than only inflammation. It is also thought to be a degenerative disease.
There are many reasons a person can be susceptible to inflammation, including an inborn (hereditary) tendency, diabetes or a high sugar diet and high anxiety.
When areas are inflamed, use ice /cold compresses – 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Massage can help. Physiotherapy can help. Occupational therapists can help you improve your functioning and day to day activities at home. Acupuncture treatments or dry needling can sometimes help