Tendonitis Follow-up

Updated: Dec 23, 2016
  • Author: Mark Steele, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

Complications of tendonitis may include chronic disability, tendon rupture, and adhesive capsulitis (ie, frozen shoulder).

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Prognosis

In general, the prognosis is very good with rest and conservative therapy.

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Patient Education

See the list below:

  • Quadriceps strengthening exercises for patellar tendinopathy
  • Change in training routine and/or equipment, if indicated
    • Runners with Achilles tendinopathy should wear proper footwear, run on softer surfaces, and avoid hills.
    • Patients with tennis elbow should maintain proper backhand technique, use a less tightly strung racket, and play on slower surfaces.
  • Range-of-motion exercises are recommended for patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy to avoid complication of adhesive capsulitis.
  • For patient education information, see Tendinitis and Tennis Elbow.
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