tendinopathy
TENDINOPATHY

Tendinopathy is a clinical syndrome characterized by tendon thickening and localized tendon pain, swelling or impaired performance.
It usually is a temporary condition if treated early but may also be recurrent or chronic.
Principles of therapy include: ddentification & elimination of the cause of tendinopathy, behavior modification to minimize or eliminate sources of continuing irritation, specialist referral for appropriate follow up care and to reduce pain & to return function

 

Differential Diagnosis

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis - rheumatoid, septic & inflammatory
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Bone abnormalities (eg fracture)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Gonorrhea, hand infections
  • Gout, pseudogout
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tumor
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