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Tendonitis - Tendinitis: The Same or Different?

What is the Difference Between Tendonitis and Tendinitis?

Tendonitis and tendinitis are the same and can be used interchangeably. The terms are used to denote inflammation of a tendon. A tendon is a strong fibrous tissue that connects your muscle to your bone. The condition often results from overstretching or tearing of a tendon. Sometimes, tendonitis can lead to a ruptured tendon.

If you have tendonitis, depending on the severity of injury, you may experience
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising, and
  • Difficulty of moving your limb.

Treatment options for mild tendonitis include rest, ice application, heat packs and medicine to relieve pain and swelling.

Other treatments may include therapeutic ultrasound, physical therapy and steroid injections. In severe cases where ruptured tendon occurs, the doctor may recommend surgery to repair the torn tendon.

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