What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis-   Inflammation of a tendon (fibrous tissue cords that connect muscles to bones).  Symptoms include tenderness, pain with movement (gradually increasing or suddenly severe) and loss of motion.  Tendonitis is caused by excessive use or sudden injury in areas such as the elbow, shoulder, Achilles tendon, knee, hip, and other joints.

More information about Tendonitis from the Cleveland Clinic’s website:  http://my.clevelandclinic.org/orthopaedics-rheumatology/diseases-conditions/hic-tendonitis.aspx

Tendinitis information from the American College of Rheumatology website:  http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Tendinitis_and_Bursitis/

Tendinitis information from the PubMed Health website:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002209/#adam_001229.disease.symptoms

Tendonitis Signs & Symptoms:

  • Tenderness of the tendon and surrounding area
  • Increased pain with movement
  • Night-time pain
  • Loss of motion, especially in the shoulder