Tendinitis is an inflammation of
a tendon. It is common in athletes who overuse a particular
joint. The knee, shoulder, and elbow tend to suffer
tendinitis because they are continually stressed during
sports. Tendinitis in the knee often develops in cyclists
and runners. Runners may also develop Achilles tendinitis,
which is tendinitis above the heel. Tendinitis in the
shoulder is common in golf players, swimmers, and baseball
pitchers. Tennis and baseball players are inclined to
get tennis elbow or thrower¹s elbow (tendinitis
of the elbow). Golfers can also be affected.
If you get tendinitis, consult your
doctor. With severe or chronic conditions, you should
see your doctor as soon as you can. An ankle support
provides both support and heat retention to the medial
and lateral sides of the ankle. An elbow brace is good
for tennis elbow.
You can help prevent injury by stretching and strengthening
the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the respective
joints. Do not forget to warm up before activities. As
with any overuse injury, moderate the exercise and activity
you perform. Certain knee and elbow braces will add support.
Wear shoes with good support. Use tape or ankle supports
before playing sports, especially if you have been previously