What is Tendonitis?


What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Chronic strain, overuse or misuse of a tendon leading to a repetitive stress injury, or a serious acute injury can lead to a weakness, tear, or swelling of the tendon tissue, resulting in pain and stiffness near the tendon. Tendonitis usually occurs in the ankle, foot, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, thumb, and wrist, but can occur anywhere there is a tendon.