Symptoms Of Tendonitis?
Where, How Much, When, Why?

What are the Symptoms of Tendonitis?

Do you have pain and you're wondering if it's Tendonitis?

Has a doctor diagnosed you with Tendonitis and you're wondering what that means? Excellent!

Tendonitis Symptoms are mostly the same no matter where in your body you are experiencing it.

Also, you should know that Tendonitis is Tendonitis, no matter where in the body it is.

There are no different -types- of Tendonitis. The different names are just to differentiate where it is located.

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Symptoms Of Tendonitis

Below I will direct you to pages about symptoms of each location of tendonitis.

As a generalized statement....

Symptoms of Tendonitis start out mild, and as time passes and more Repetitive Movement Injury takes place, the symptoms get worse and worse, and can become severe and the pain disabling.

While Tendonitis can happen from a single event like a race or first day on the job, mostly it comes on over time...and you didn't even notice it until it got bad.

Maybe you noticed some ache, but assumed it would go away.

Maybe you took a couple days off, and the pain went away, but now it's back.

That's how it works. Left to it's own devices, it will get worse.

Two Types Of Tendonitis Create The Same Symptoms

It's important to know that there are only two Tendonitis Types; tendonitis with damage, and tendonitis without damage.  The symptoms can be the same for both.

Tendonitis Symptoms include:

  • Ache and Pain, -especially- when the body part is being used.  This can be sharp or dull pain, burning pain, throbbing pain, constant pain or pain that comes and goes.  It just all depends.
  • Sharp and/or shooting pain. Again, mostly with movement but not always.
  • Numbness and/or Tingling.
  • Muscle weakness, which can be due from nerve impingement and/or so much potential pain the the muscle doesn't fire fully.
  • Occasional or constant Spasm in the affected muscles.
  • Reduce range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Quick to fatigue
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis

Symptoms Of Tendonitis By Location

*In case it's not clear, the 'titles' are links to the related pages.*

Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms

Achilles Tendonitis is irritation and inflammation and/or damage on the Achilles Tendon of the lower leg.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is tendonitis commonly associated with the palm side of the wrist of the lower arm, and numbness/tingling in the palm and/or fingers.

Neck Tendonitis Symptoms

Tendonitis of the Neck rarely happens as a Repetitive Strain Injury.

However, sudden impact injuries like car crashes cause Whiplash.

Whiplash, for all intents and purposes, is Neck Tendonitis.

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

Plantar Fasciitis is an issue with the connective tissue of the bottom of the foot, including Tendonitis of the tendon that attaches to the heel bone.  However, it's REALLY an issue of the function of the lower leg.

Shin Splints Symptoms

Shin Splints is Tendonitis on the front part of the shins, of tendon connecting muscle to the shin bone, the Tibialus.

One can get Anterior and/or Posterior Shin Splints, the Anterior is the most common.

Shoulder Tendonitis Symptoms

Shoulder Tendonitis is Tendonitis of Rotator Cuff tendons.

This can be one or more of the Biceps tendons, Supraspinatus tendon, Subscapularis tendon, Teres Minor tendon, and Infraspinatus tendon.

Any other muscle that connects to the top of the arm/shoulder can play a role as well, including Pectoralis Major, Latissimus Dorsai, Teres Major, etc.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms

Tennis Elbow is Tendonitis in the area of the Lateral Epicondyle, or outside of the elbow.

The forearm muscles on the top of your forearm connect to tendon, which then connects to bone.  This whole structures stops working optimally and presto, you have tendinitis!

Golfer's Elbow is the same thing as Tennis Elbow, it's jus the opposite side of the arm, so all my Golfer's Elbow pages are Tennis Elbow pages.

Wrist Tendonitis Symptoms

Wrist Tendonitis is Tendonitis guessed it...the wrist.

Forearm muscles turn into tendons which cross the wrist joint and attach to the bones of the wrist.

You can have Wrist Tendonitis on the front and/or back of the wrist.

The Symptoms of Tendonitis, All Over The Body

The symptoms of tendonitis have some variation depending on where in the body they're located, but they're essentially all the same.  Pain, ache, muscle weakness, twitch/spasm/cramp, reduced range of motion, quick to fatigue, etc.

The trick is not only getting rid of the symptoms, but also to fix the problem.  You'll find more info on that and links to specific topics on each individual type of tendonitis' page.

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