Bicep Tendonitis

Bicep tendonitis causes pain which occurs in the anterior part of the shoulder named the bicep hole. The bicep tendonitis worsens with the flexion of the shoulder or arm. The sensibility is present in the humeral ditch between the large and the small tuberoses. For the bicep tendonitis a resistance of the muscles testis done, to see if it causes pain in the wrist or in the flexing of the elbow at 90 degrees or when the arm is brought to the body.

Abstract: With hundreds of daily repetitive movements and specific biomechanics of different swimming styles, performance swimmers are prone to develop bicep tendonitis and other strain injuries. If you add the throwing of the ball in the context of a sport and the fight for ball possession such as in the game of polo, the risk of bicep tendonitis and other trauma increase. The aim of the bicep tendonitis studies is to research the incidence of posttraumatic disorders at performance swimmers (swimming and water polo). Method: There were analyzed 76 cases of traumatic disorders, representing 8.8% of all consultations. 63 men were diagnosed and 13 women, aged between 11 and 29 years. Patients were examined clinically and with the help of imaging (radiology, ultrasound, MRI).

Results: The most cases of bicep tendonitis or other injuries occurred to players of polo-53 cases (69.7%). Pathology was dominated by disorders of the shoulder such as bicep tendonitis, 38 cases (50%), with special mention for impingement syndrome with 26 cases (34.2%). Other polarizations of pathology were knee joint (tendonitis and entheses) and interphalangeal joints of the hand (sprains and dislocations). There were also two cases of lumbar sacral pain causes by disk injures that raised questions of therapy treatment.
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Knee Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon-fibers bundles which fix the muscles on bones. The condition causes pain and weakness in the joints and usually affects shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, heel and wrist.

If knee tendonitis is severe and causes tendon rupture, surgery may become necessary. But in most cases, treatment consists only in rest and drugs that relieves pain and inflammation caused by knee tendonitis. We recommend taking some steps to prevent knee tendonitis and avoid the consequences of the disease, meaning limiting the joint movement.

Knee tendonitis, very common in athletes, can affect also the ordinary people who demand too intense their muscles, such as those who practice a sport on vacation, for example. Tendonitis is a condition of the tendon – muscle action belt transmission. It can occur in any muscle region of the body, but there are areas with higher risk. In the upper limbs, best known tendonitis affects the elbows (especially to those who practice tennis), but those that cause the greatest physical troubles are at shoulder level. In the legs, is common the tendonitis of “Achilles” and the knee tendonitis. Without proper treatment, the effects may be felt long and extremely painful. Prevention includes exercises to develop muscle control, heating exercises before doing the exercise, gradual resumption of activity after an injury, etc.
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Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition characterized by pain at tendonious insertions on bone. The term tendinosis refers to tendon degeneration observed histopathologically. The term tendinopathy is generic and describes a common clinical condition affecting the tendons, which cause pain, swelling and impaired physical performance. Because the pain of the tendon’s condition is not of an inflammatory nature, tendinopathy is a more contemporary term than tendonitis, but tendonitis is well known by everyone.

Common locations of tendonitis include the shoulder rotator capacity and the tendons, insertion of the wrist extensors and elbow flexors, patellar tendons, posterior tibial tendon insertion, Achilles tendon in heel.

Tendons transmit the muscles force to the skeleton. Thus they are subject to repeated mechanical loading, a major causative factor in the development of tendonitis. Histological elements include tendon inflammation, mucous degeneration and fiber necrosis in the tendon. Tendonitis exact pathogenesis is not yet clear. Chronic tendonitis leads to the weakness and the rupture of the tendon.
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Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is an injury that affects the tendon between the kneecap and tibia. The condition is most common in people who practice sports that involve frequent jumps (Basketball, soccer, volleyball). Because of this, the patellar tendonitis disease is also called “the jumper’s knee”. However, the patellar tendonitis disease can affect any person.

Tendon injuries range from patellar tendonitis (tendon inflammation) to tendon rupture. When the tendon is used excessively (dancing, cycling, running) the tendon stretches and becomes inflamed. Sudden movements such as the attempt to prevent a fall may cause excessive contraction of the quadriceps muscle above the patella with quadriceps tendon rupture or of the tendon below. This type of injury happens most likely in the elderly, whose tendons are weaker. Patellar tendonitis inflammation is sometimes called “jumper’s knee” because it occurs due to sports that require jumping, such as basketball, where muscle contraction and the force of falling to the ground after a jump create tendon tension. Tendon can become inflamed or tore after repeated stress.
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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon connects the heel and the calf muscles. It is the largest tendon in the body and allows the fingers to do the required actions while walking or running.

The most common diseases include:

Achilles tendonitis includes:
Achilles tendon inflammation (tendonitis)
Tendonitis resulted from a series of small cracks (crazing) located inside the tendon edges.
In most cases the pain is the result of Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendonitis is a term no longer used by specialists. Some of them still use the word “tendonitis” to describe lesions of the tendon.

Achilles tendon rupture or laceration
Achilles tendon can be broken partially or completely. While a partial rupture can be completely asymptomatic which can cause mild symptoms, a complete rupture causes pain and a sudden loss of strength and mobility of the affected leg.
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