Tendinitis

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What is tendinitis?

Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. The condition, which causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint, can occur in any of the body's tendons. Tendinitis is common around shoulders, feet, elbows, wrists and heels.

Common symptoms reported by people with tendinitis

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 tendinitis

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
6
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (3) tendinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
tendinitis (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)

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

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsy in morning 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation intoxicated feeling 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog dry mouth 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood chronic fatigue 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3) tendinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinitis (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 41
30s 86
40s 174
50s 155
60s 101
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 47
20-29 years 74
30-39 years 69
40-49 years 69
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 119
Female 463

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 376
Not Diagnosed 29

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