elbow - golfer's elbow - pitcher's shoulder - swimmer's
shoulder - jumper's knee.
Tendonitis is a
inflammation of a
tendon (tendonitis) and the lining
of the tendon sheath (tenosynovitis), usually
occurring simultaneously. The condition, which causes
pain and tenderness just outside a joint, is most
common around your shoulders, elbows and knees. But
it can also occur in your hips and wrists.
Tennis elbow, also called lateral
epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain.
To reduce your
chance of developing tendonitis, follow these suggestions:
Avoid activities that place excessive stress on your tendons,
especially for prolonged periods. For example, long or intense
periods of uphill running can contribute to Achilles tendonitis. If
you notice pain during a particular exercise, stop and rest.
Mix it up.
If one exercise or activity causes you a particular, persistent
pain, try something else. Cross-training can help you mix up an
impact-loading exercise, such as running, with lower-impact
exercise, such as biking or swimming.
technique in an activity or exercise is flawed, you could be setting
yourself up for problems with your tendons. Consider taking lessons
or getting professional instructions when starting a new sport or
using exercise equipment.
Before you exercise, take time to stretch.
At your workplace, get a proper ergonomic assessment. Fitting your
workspace to your body is essential to ensure that no tendons are
continually stressed or overloaded.
To avoid a
recurrence of tendonitis, warm up before exercising and cool down
afterward. Strengthening exercises also may help prevent further
episodes of tendonitis.
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