The primary roles of the musculoskeletal muscle are movement
of the body and support. It also has some smaller functions which are as
follows: protection of vital structures, provides body forms, enables
stability, stores salts and forms and supplies new blood cells.
Inflammation and/or irritation of the Tendon.
Rest the injured area
Over the counter pain
relievers such as ibuprofen (non-sterodic) as it
Putting the affected joint
in a splint
For the first 48 hours, ice
the area a maximum of twice a day for 10-15 minutes and if the pain
persists after 48 hours, use heat, such as a warm towel, to help relieve
the pain. Taking a warm bath can also help relieve pain.
Physical therapy: massaging
the area may accelerate the healing process.
Inflammation in the synovium/ Joints dues to a build-up of cells and fluid.
Over the counter drugs, anti-inflammatory such
Tendinitis is a disorder you can gain from using an
incorrect posture when doing household chores such as cleaning, gardening and
also from playing sport such as tennis and skiing. Tendinitis is the
inflammation and/or irritation of a tendon.
Pain of which it worsens on movement
A feeing the tendon is moving/grating as it
Heat, swelling and redness
A lump could develop on the tendon
These symptoms can last a few days or several months, it is
best to rest and ice the injured area as soon as you see any of these symptoms.
If they persist or they become
increasingly worse consult your GP.
Causes and risks:
Some of the common causes of tendinitis are: sudden injury
and repetition of a movement over time. This means it is more likely to affect
people whose jobs involve repetitive movements, this causes the tendons to
Some other risks of being more susceptible to tendinitis
Age: with age your tendons become less flexible,
which could lead to aggravation if over used with the same movement.
Profession: if your job involves repetitive
movements then you are at a higher risk of getting tendinitis, for example,
Sports: sports such as tennis and swimming can
lead to tendinitis.
Heath conditions: people with diabetes are more
likely to develop tendinitis.
Rest the injured area
Over the counter pain relievers such as
ibuprofen (non-sterodic) as it
Putting the affected joint in a splint
For the first 48 hours, ice the area a maximum
of twice a day for 10-15 minutes and if the pain persists after 48 hours, use
heat, such as a warm towel, to help relieve the pain. Taking a warm bath can
also help relieve pain.
Physical therapy: massaging the area may accelerate
the healing process.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes swelling/inflammation
and stiffness in the joint. Inflammation in the synovium is caused by a build-up
of fluid and or cells.
Flu-like symptoms, for example feeling hot