A tendonitis is the swelling of a tendon structure, as a consequence of major traumas or repeated minor traumas.
Symptoms: local swelling, pain and loss of functional capability.
-Avoid any activity that can continue causing local damage or irritation.
-Careful rest, according to the severity of the swelling (because in the majority of cases there’s no need to immobilize).
-Analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication.
-Use of physical means: heat and cold, together with successive stretching and strengthening (they are both necessary and are done since the beginning of the treatment).
-Local infiltrations with steroid anti-inflammatory medication (which has a local effect).