Is tendinitis very painful?

Irritation and inflammation in the tendons are called tendinitis. It causes tenderness and acute pain, sometimes making it difficult even to move the affected area.

The pain due to this condition is usually a dull pain focused in and around the affected joint. When there is a movement in the injured area, the pain will increase even more. If touched, tenderness will be sensed, and the pain will be increased. Additionally, a tightness could be experienced which will make it difficult to move. Swelling can also occur.

If you begin to develop the symptoms of tendinitis, rest the affected area and apply an ice pack immediately. Even after resting, if the condition hasn’t improved, visit your doctor.