Tendonitis – When to Seek Medical Help for Tendonitis


Mild tendonitis can usually be managed at home even without special medical treatment. However, severe cases do not resolve on its own and usually need proper evaluation and examination and treatment. Tendonitis is also called tendinitis.

If you experience the following symptoms, don’t hesitate to consult your health care provider.
  • Fever following your injury
  • Severe pain and swelling at the site of injury
  • Symptoms worsen or are not relieved despite self-care
  • Inability to move the joint where the injured tendon passes
  • Numbness or loss of sensation below the injured area
  • Obvious deformity at the site of your injury.

Also, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor if you are unsure of the severity of your injury.

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