Tendonitis is referred to as inflammation and/or irritation of a tendon within the body. Tendons are responsible for connecting muscle to bone and they assist with all movement of the body.

Continuous or repetitive movements and/or strain on a tendon can lead to irritation and eventual weakening of a tendon (tendonosis).

The parts of the body that are often associated with tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Shoulder
  • Supraspinatus Tendonitis or Tendonosis
  • Biceps (Bicipital Tendonitis)
  • Elbow (Tennis Elbow)
  • Hand
  • Knee
  • Patella (Patellar Tendonitis)
  • IT Band
  • Hip

The following activities can cause or contribute to tendonitis. These include but are not limited to:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Running/Cross Country
  • Throwing/Pitching
  • Weightlifting
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Repetitive overuse
  • Computer work
  • Karate
  • Wrestling
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