Tendinopathy, tendinitis, tenosynovitis… many words that are often used interchangeably and may not mean much to you. It is often unclear what these words mean and patients are often unclear on what they should do if they have one of them. Blogs are often filled with stories of patients who may have suffered for prolonged periods and it can be distressing to read these stories. Tendinitis often refers to the inflammation of a tendon. Whilst that may be true initially, the inflammation tends to go away after approximately 12 weeks but the pain may persist. Different pain mechanisms can then occur.
I found this video very informative on what the different tendon problems can be and what the possible management options are.