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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (3) tendinitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
4
Tried for
tendinitis (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (2) tendinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog drowsy in morning 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for tendinitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3) tendinitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety attacks
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
tendinitis (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) tendinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth intoxicated feeling 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
slurred speech stiffness in jaw 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
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 3
20s 33
30s 94
40s 165
50s 176
60s 120
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 48
20-29 years 75
30-39 years 71
40-49 years 72
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 127
Female 490

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 386
Not Diagnosed 28

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