Tendinitis is defined as the inflammation of a tendon. The common areas tendinitis affects is the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.

Common Symptoms

People suffering from tendinitis often face a dull aching pain in the irritated joint, along with tenderness and minor swelling.

Can it be prevented?

One can help prevent tendinitis by stretching. This increases the range of motion of joints. Another way to decrease the risks of tendinitis is by doing a variety of exercises, reducing overuse injuries. If a specific joint is sore, be sure to rest it. The proper technique can also help prevent tendinitis as well.

Treatment Options

If a doctor diagnoses you with tendinitis, common treatment often includes resting the affected area, using ice, and over the counter pain medications.

How HRUC Can Help?

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from Tendinitis. HRUC is unique in that it is the first urgent care center on the peninsula to have three specialties under one roof, one being orthopaedic medicine. Our center provides direct access to board certified orthopaedic experts from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and on-site radiology services for patients who have acute, non-emergent orthopaedic needs. HRUC offers convenience, with no appointments necessary, and walk-ins are always welcome. Hours are extended beyond traditional business hours, Monday- Friday 8am-7pm and from 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

For more information, visit: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tendinitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20378243