Tendonitis is a medical condition characterized by pain due to inflammation of the tendons. The pain and inflammation is typically isolated in a specific part of the body such as the hand, shoulder, knees, or other joints.
A related condition is tendinosis. This is chronic tendonitis that lasts for months and involves damages to the tendons at a deeper cellular level. Some tendonitis cases develop into tendinosis, but some are treatable at early stages.
What Can Cause Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is most typically caused by repetitive movements, such as lifting, bending, or twisting a certain body part or joint constantly. As such, tendonitis is often an aspect of repetitive stress injuries. Tendonitis can also be caused through a single injury incident, such as a joint strain or being struck by an object.
Pain symptoms of tendonitis may also be triggered through mental or emotional factors. For instance, a person may experience tendonitis flare ups if they are overworked or stressed.
How Is Tendonitis Treated?
Treatment of tendonitis is usually somewhat conservative. It typically consists of the administering of anti-inflammatory drugs to check the inflammation of the tendons and surrounding areas. More serious cases may require steroid treatments. Chronic tendonitis may require surgical procedures that involve the tendons and other soft tissue.
Are There any Legal Issues Associated with Tendonitis Claims?
Like any medical treatment, tendonitis treatment may be associated with various legal issues. These can include:
- Medical malpractice based on negligence of a physician, surgeon, nurse, or other medical personnel
- Physician liability for injuries from side effects of prescription drugs
- Work related issues, such as disability, lost earning capacity, and lost wages
- Civil liability for injuries caused by accidents, torts, and other factors
- Legal actions for tendonitis cases may result in a damages award to compensate the injured person for their financial losses.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Tendonitis Legal Disputes?
Tendonitis cases can range from very slight to very severe and debilitating. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer if you need help filing a lawsuit for tendonitis issues. Your attorney can provide you with legal guidance for your claim. Some tendonitis lawsuits may also require the assistance of an expert medical witness. Also, if you have any specific questions regarding the injury laws in your area, your attorney can help clarify those as well.