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Definition of Tendonitis
Occasionally calcium deposits develop in a tendon. The injury activates the immune response, which in turn initiates the inflammatory response.
Symptoms and Treatment
The main symptoms of tendonitis are pain at the tendon’s insertion point on the bone and swelling over the site. Tendonitis most commonly occurs at the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, achilles tendon, and heel.
Most tendonitis improves within 72 hours and completely heals in two to three weeks with appropriate treatment.
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