Tendon inflammation, or tendinitis can effect many tendons of the upper extremity. The involved tendon becomes tender and swollen.  Movement of the tendon or part to which the tendon inserts causes discomfort. Examples of tendinitis in the upper extremity include Tennis Elbow and De Quervains Tenosynovitis.


Treatment includes splinting, anti inflammatory medicines, steroid injections, hand therapy, and at times surgery.