Rotator cuff tendonitis
Rotator cuff tendonitis is the most common form of tendonitis in the shoulder. Typically injury occurs due to overuse from an occupation or sport that requires the arm to be repeatedly elevated. Rotator cuff tendonitis is characterized by a dull, aching shoulder pain that can’t be tied to one single location. It often radiates into the upper arm towards the chest. The pain is often worse at night and may interfere with sleep.
Tennis elbow causes pain in the outer side of the elbow due to overuse. In some cases, the painful area extends down to the forearm and wrist. Tennis elbow can be caused by any activity that repeatedly twists and flexes the wrist, such as pulling weeds, using a screwdriver or even carrying a briefcase.
Golfer’s Elbow causes pain on the inner side of the elbow. It is a less common injury than tennis elbow, and is more likely related to an occupation that requires repeated elbow movements than to sports.
Jumper’s knee is the most common form of tendonitis in the knee and involves pain below the kneecap, and, sometimes, above it. It is a common overuse injury, especially in basketball and distance runners.
De Quervain’s disease
Tendonitis in the wrist appears in the form of De Quervain’s disease, a condition that causes pain in the back of the wrist, near the base of the thumb. It typically occurs in people who repeatedly grasp or pinch with the thumb, but can sometimes develop during pregnancy or for no known reason.
Achilles tendonitis affects the tendon attached to the heel bone at the back of the foot. It is usually caused by overuse, especially in sports that require running or repeated jumping. Achilles tendonitis may be related to a faulty running technique or poorly fitted shoes. It is characterized by pain at the back of the heel or 2 to 4 inches above the heel.
Tendonitis causes pain in the tissue surrounding a joint, especially if the joint is used too much. Our team at Complete Wellness NYC located in Upper East Side, is ready to help patients relieve tendonitis pain.