Tendonitis is the swelling of a tendon, which is a thick cord attaching a muscle to a bone. It can cause joint pain and stiffness.
You can usually treat tendonitis with rest, ice packs, compression and elevation. A GP may prescribe painkillers or recommend physiotherapy.
Symptoms of tendonitis include pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint.
Tendonitis is most often caused by sudden movements or repetitive exercise, such as running, jumping or throwing.
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