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)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
tendinitis (11) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) tendinitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10) tendinitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
7
Tried for
tendinitis (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal cramps 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
tendinitis (11) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision vertigo
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation cold sweat 8 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (10) tendinitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood chronic fatigue 6 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pain (10) tendinitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness brain fog 8 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
tendinitis (6) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tendinitis (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps abdominal pain 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
tendinitis (5) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (3)
  • 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 81
40s 175
50s 141
60s 84
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 47
20-29 years 70
30-39 years 65
40-49 years 65
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 109
Female 434

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 359
Not Diagnosed 28

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