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Tendinitis / Tendonitis - Cause - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of tendinitis, often spelled tendonitis, either way is correct. Tendons connect your muscles to your bones. When tendons become inflamed, movement of the area becomes stiff and painful. Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon. Inflammation of the tendon sheath is tenosynovitis.
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Tendons Explained
Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones, allowing for movement of joints.

Facts About Tendinitis
Tendinitis is a medical condition that involves inflammation of a tendon.

Tendinitis
Tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon, which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone. Alternative names include calcific tendinitis, and bicipital tendinitis.

Tenosynovitis - Inflammation of the tendon sheath
Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone). The wrists, hands, and feet are areas that are commonly affected, although it may occur with any tendon sheath.

Tendonitis (Image)
Tendonitis is the inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon. It can occur as a result of injury, overuse, or with aging as the tendon loses elasticity. Any action that places prolonged repetitive strain on the forearm muscles can cause tendonitis. The most common symptom of tendonitis is pain, tenderness, and the increase of pain with movement.

Achilles tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the Achilles tendon (the tendon that connects the muscles of the calf to the heel).

Inflammed achilles tendon (Image)
An inflammed or torn achilles tendon causes intense pain and affects mobility.

Tendon vs. ligament (Image)
A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches muscle to bone. Tendons may also attach muscles to structures such as the eyeball. A tendon serves to move the bone or structure. A ligament is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches bone to bone, and usually serves to hold structures together and keep them stable.

Rotator cuff tendinitis
Rotator cuff tendinitis is an inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the tendons of the shoulder.

Inflamed shoulder tendons (Image)
Tearing and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder muscles can occur in sports which require the arm to be moved over the head repeatedly as in tennis, pitching, swimming, and lifting weights. Most often the shoulder will heal if a break is taken from the activities that caused the problem and pain.

Guide To Tendonitis
Guide to the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of tendonitis.

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