Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint.
While tendinitis can occur in any of your body's tendons, it's most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels.
Some common names for various tendinitis problems are:
·         Tennis elbow
·         Golfer's elbow
·         Pitcher's shoulder
·         Swimmer's shoulder
·         Jumper's knee
If tendinitis is severe and leads to the rupture of a tendon, you may need surgical repair. But most cases of tendinitis can be successfully treated with rest, physical therapy and medications to reduce pain.
Causes-- Although tendinitis can be caused by a sudden injury, the condition is much more likely to stem from the repetition of a particular movement over time. Most people develop tendinitis because their jobs or hobbies involve repetitive motions, which put stress on the tendons needed to perform the tasks.
Symptoms-- Signs and symptoms of tendinitis tend to occur at the point where a tendon attaches to a bone and typically include:
·         Pain often described as a dull ache, especially when moving the affected limb or joint
·         Tenderness
·         Mild swelling

Risk factors-- Risk factors for developing tendinitis include age, working in particular jobs or participating in certain sports.
As people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure.
Tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve:
·         Repetitive motions
·         Awkward positions
·         Frequent overhead reaching
·         Vibration
·         Forceful exertion
You may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions, especially if your technique isn't optimal. This can occur with:
·         Baseball
·         Basketball
·         Bowling
·         Golf
·         Running
·         Swimming
·         Tennis

Complications-- Without proper treatment, tendinitis can increase your risk of experiencing tendon rupture — a much more serious condition that may require surgical repair.
If tendon irritation persists for several weeks or months, a condition known as tendinosis may develop. This condition involves degenerative changes in the tendon itself, along with abnormal new blood vessel growth.
Homoeopathic remedies are safe treatment for tendinitis and cure this condition permanently with out any side effects. The leading remedies for this condition are Arnica, Rhus tox, and Ruta graveolens .

ARNICA MONTANA 30-Arnica mon. is one of the top remedies for tendinitis due to overexertion. There is soreness and bruised feeling. The affected part ache as if beaten. Pains worse from least touch or motion or rest.

BRYONIA ALB. 30-Bryonia alb. is another effective medicines for tendonitis.The affected part becomes red, swollen and hot with stitching and tearing pain which is worse on least movement. Every spot is painful on pressure.

PHYTOLOCCA DEC. 30- Phytolacca dec. is an effective remedy for tendinitis , where there is pain in wrist due to inflammed tendons. The pain  is electric or shooting type and shifts rapidly from one point to another.

RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus tox is one of the top remedies for tendinitis. There is tearing pain in tendons , ligaments and tissues. The affected becomes stiff and paralyzed. The pain is better from motion and worse from rest. It is also better from hot bath and heat.

RUTA GRAVEOLENS 30—Ruta graveolens is an excellent remedy for tendinitis due to overstraining or overexertion. The pain is worse from cold.. Tendons sore. In the  affected part there is pain and stiffness.

CAUSTICUM 200- Causticum is effective for tearing pain in hands and fingers with numbness due to inflammation of wrist tendons. The pain is worse in cold air and better from warm application on hand.

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