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From simple to complex orthopaedic treatments therapeutic services, Meitra’s Centre for Bone and Centre has been creating a legacy for the past years. Our hands are always strong yet humble to save you from falling and walk you through happiness. As part of extending outside the spectrum, Meitra Centre for Bone and Joint is working hand in hand with the Centre for Neuroscience. Lead by a team of experienced specialists and healthcare professionals, this centre is home for modern and state of the art technologies. From basic treatments to surgeries to therapy, the Centre is a place of hope and rejuvenation.


Tendons are tissues connecting a muscle to a bone. A condition where there is an inflammation or irritation in the tendon is termed as tendinitis. Even though tendinitis can affect any tendon in your body, it commonly affects the tendons around elbows, knees, shoulders, hip and wrists.


Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive movements and injuries. Other causes are:

  • Infections
  • Metabolic disorders like thyroid disease and diabetes
  • Effect of certain medications

Pain is the most important and common symptom of tendinitis. 

  • Pain, usually when moving the affected joints
  • Swelling around the affected area
  • Review of signs and symptoms
  • Physical examination 
  • X-ray and other imaging procedures based on symptoms and physical examination

Preventing further damage and chances of developing the tendinitis can be reduced by the following measures:

  • Avoid activities that exerts pressure or stress on your tendons such as overuse and repetitive use of muscles and joints.
  • Improve your techniques during sports and exercises
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Maintain good posture
  • Maintain a healthy weight

The objective of treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation caused due to tendinitis.

  • RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
    • Rest the affected area
    • Put ice pack or cold bags on affected area
    • Compression refers to pressure wrapping the affected area
    • Elevation refers to keeping the affected part in a raised position, above the heart level.
  • Medications such as corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs are used for reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Physiotherapy is used in the treatment of tendinitis for strengthening the muscle-tendon units.
  • Assistive devices such as splints or braces may be used to rest the affected area until pain subsides.
  • Surgery may be recommended by the doctor when medications and physiotherapy do not show much prognosis or seems to be less effective. The procedure varies depending on the severity of the injury.
  • Ultrasonic treatment is another option when medications and physiotherapy seem to be less effective. It uses ultrasonic sound waves to remove the affected tissues.

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