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Tendinopathy/Tendonitis

Tendinopathy/Tendonitis (also known as tendinosis, tenosynovitis or tendinitis) is an injury to the tendon or the covering of the tendon. 

What is Tendinopathy/Tendonitis?

Tendinopathy/Tendonitis are injuries to a tendon or the tendon sheath. Tendons are the tough fibres that connect muscle to bone. Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. A tendon injury may seem to occur suddenly, but usually, it is the result of repetitive tendon overloading. 

Typically, tendon injuries occur in three areas:

  • tendon insertion (where the tendon attaches to the bone)
  • mid-tendon (non-insertional tendinopathy)
  • musculotendinous junction (where the tendon attaches to the muscle)

Tendinopathy/Tendonitis

Signs and Symptoms of Tendinopathy/Tendonitis

Tendinopathy/Tendonitis usually causes pain, stiffness, and loss of strength in the affected area. Other symptoms can include:

  • pain getting worse with use of the tendon
  • may have more pain or stiffness at night, or upon awakening
  • area may be red, warm, tender or swollen
  • may be a crunchy sound or feeling when using the tendon

Causes of Tendinopathy/Tendonitis

Tendinopathy/Tendonitis are often caused by overuse of or sudden stress on a tendon. It used to be thought that the tendon was inflamed, however, the tendon actually develops chronic degenerative changes. Weekend athletes, who exercise sporadically rather than regularly, often develop sore tendons. But by far the most common cause is repetitive stress -- using the same joints for the same stressful movements again and again. This happens not only in sports but also in many types of office work and other situations. Tendons are also more likely to become damaged by using inadequate equipment (such as old footwear), exercising in poor conditions, and with increasing age when tendons tend to lose their elasticity. 

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