Tendinopathy

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What is tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is a condition that describes the spectrum of changes that occur in damaged and/or diseased tendons. There is controversy and debate within the medical community about the differences between Tendinopathy and Tendinitis and their classification as separate conditions with unique terms.

Common symptoms reported by people with tendinopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with tendinopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bioidentical hormone cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prometrium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stretch Yoga)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)

Data from patients with tendinopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tendinopathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bioidentical hormone cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prometrium)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stretch Yoga)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinopathy (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
tendinopathy (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tendinopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has tendinopathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from tendinopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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