Tendonitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the tendon.
Tendons are collagen-fiber tissues that connect the bones and muscles, which allow the body to move. There are thousands of tendons in the body. They allow each joint of the body to bend, flex, or rotate during movement.
As the tendon becomes inflamed, it swells and causes pain and stiffness during movement. Usually, people feel tendonitis pain near the joint. It’s often confused with arthritis.
Tennis elbow, trigger finger, De Quervain’s syndrome, and runner’s knee are common conditions affecting the tendons. Of course, tendonitis can also affect the shoulders, ankles, and toes.
Barb Machtan, MS, CRC, CCM, is the Workers Compensation Coordinator for Bone & Joint locations in Medford, Merrill, Plover, and Wausau.
Barb joined Bone & Joint in the Summer of 2010, to serve as a liaison between medical care providers, workers compensation claims representatives, nurse case managers, employers, and injured workers. Barb has decades of experience in worker’s compensation and can effectively trouble-shoot even the most complicated cases.
Barb received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from UW-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from UW-Stout […]