Tendonitis is etymologically the inflammation of a tendon and its sheath. In reality, there is no inflammation in a chronic tendonitis. A tendonitis is occurred by micro-traumas caused by an unusual or excessive use of the tendon.
It may also be the result of an irregularity of the tendon, for example due to a strain or break, wether can be complete or partial. Palpation on the area of a tendons reveals a sharp pain especially when pressured.


Everyone has already had a tendonitis. After a weekend of doing odd jobs, practicing an unusual physical activity. The most common causes of tendonitis are excessive strain, overuse of a joint, injury, repetitive movements.

In general, a tendonitis is temporary and disappears after a few days of complete rest. But sometimes it doesn’t. Some tendonitis persist because despite the pain, one continued to use their muscle and can not find an effective solution relieve their pain.

Top sportsmen never wait to come see me when they suffer from tendonitis, and they are right. The sooner a tendonitis is treated, the quicker you can go back to your personal and professional activities.

What are the possible complications of untreated tendinitis ?

When a tendonitis isn’t treated as it should, it can become tough. The tendon and its sheath stick to each other and calcify, triggering pain and a decrease in the mobility of the joint.

Serious complications of tendonitis and tenosynovitis include muscle atrophy and disability.

To relieve and treat tendonitis, one should consult a therapist. The methods used at home can be effective for a while, but an untreated tendonitis tends to reappear quickly, becoming a handicap in everyday life. Treating the cause of a tendonitis is the only way to stop suffering from it for good.

Healthy tendons are like these ropes. Not only are the fibers all running uniformly in the same direction, there is little or no fraying.

Tendinosis and not tendonitis is characterized by incredible fraying, fragmenting, tangling, and twisting of the tendon. This causes weakness and inelasticity that can not only painfully debilitating, it can lead to tendon rupture.

Tendinitis can be classified into 4 stages :

Stage 1 : pain occurring after sports and yielding at rest
Stage 2 : pain occurring at the beginning of the effort and reappears during fatigue
Stage 3 : Permanent pain during a sporting effort. The pain can become chronic and permanent in daily life
Stage 4 : tendon rupture.

Three signs are necessary for the diagnosis of tendonitis :

– Pain on palpation
– Pain at stretching
– Pain during the upset.contraction of the muscle chain

25 August 2018 - 10 h 45 min