By Joshua Tucker
Tendonitis Causes come in many, many different forms.
Most any activity you participate in has the potential to help cause Tendonitis.
Realistically, Tendonitis is caused by a variety of variables all working together.
Even Sudden Onset Tendonitis is usually just a 'final straw' irritation of an ongoing issue.
Below are activities that are blamed as causes of tendonitis. After that, we'll tell you what REALLY causes tendonitis.
All Tendonitis starts with muscle tightness.
Then because muscles are too tight, it's really easy to get a small irritation or micro-trauma injury.
Then a Pain Causing Dynamic kicks in, started off by the tiny injury and Inflammation
Repetitive Motion Injuries are commonly called Repetitive Strain Injuries because tight muscles put extra tension on their tendon and connective tissue connections, which puts constant tensile strain on tissue.
Whether you are knitting, typing on a keyboard, running, pulling coffee as a barista, or making millions as a professional baseball pitcher the motions you perform over and over can start and then continually add to a Tendonitis dynamic.
As a concept, Tendonitis is caused by repetitive motion.
Whether the activity is in sports, in the workplace, or at home, ANY activity performed repetitively has the potential to cause Tendonitis.
Can something as innocent as Knitting cause Tendonitis?
You bet it can.
You can get Tendonitis Symptoms from any activity performed repetitively.
Below is a listing of types of activities that are know to cause Tendonitis.
You may notice some similarities.
Throwing Affects Elbow, Finger, Shoulder, Wrist
Running Affects Achilles, Ankle
Jumping Affects Achilles, Ankle, Hip, Knee
Bicycle Affects Achilles, Ankle, Hip, Knee
Boxing Affects Elbow, Shoulder
yping Affects Finger, Elbow, Wrist, can effect Shoulder
Mousing Affects Finger, Elbow, Wrist, can effect Shoulder
Barista Affects Elbow, Finger, Wrist, can effect Shoulder
Chopping (vegetables) Affects Elbow, Finger, Wrist
Stirring (dough, soup, etc) Affects Elbow, Finger, Wrist, Shoulder
Construction Tasks Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Knee, Feet.
Lifting/Moving Affects Elbow, Shoulder, can affect wrist depending on the lifting action.
Crocheting Affects Finger, Elbow, Wrist, can affect shoulder.
Knitting Affects Finger, Elbow, Wrist, can affect shoulder.
Sewing Affects Finger, Elbow, Wrist, can affect shoulder.
Gardening Affects Finger, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle.
Projects around the house Hammering, shoveling, raking, painting, cleaning and scrubbing.
The last couple few years have seen an explosion of Tendon injury caused by a certain family of antibiotics, the poster child of which is called Levaquin. Levaquin's propensity to cause damage is is followed closely (statistically) by another Fluoroquinolone antibiotic family member, Cipro.
If you all of a sudden have tendon and/or joint pain, or other symptoms tendon/joint/muscle/skin related, and you have been taking antibiotics like Levaquin, Cipro, or Floxin, you may want to start looking into this.
Fluoroquinolones like Levaquin, Cipro, Levofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Avelox, etc, are BAD NEWS. Stay away unless it's life threatening.
Well, I tricked you a little bit.
All the above activities are considered 'Causes of Tendonitis'.
But really, they're not. Yes, they're activities and put a stress on the body, but they don't CAUSE tendonitis. Millions of people do those activities and have no problems.
The problem with activities is when the body is not physically capable of withstanding the stresses, and/or is not capable or recovering from the stresses.
It might seem like a minor distinction, but it is actually a MAJOR distinction. You have pain because your bod is not working optimally, not because you run or type or play guitar.
Here are many various factors that lead to the body being unable to 'work under pressure':
It's all part of the Pain Causing Dynamic. It's a very predictable process...and once you understand the process, then you can understand how to get yourself out of pain.
No matter where in the body you have Tendonitis, it's ultimately all the same.
Make sure you understand the answer to the question What Is Tendonitis?
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