Tendonitis & Tendinosis 

What causes tendonitis? Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendinitis means the area is inflamed and hurts, but does nothing to explain why. Adhesion in the surrounding muscle tissue is usually present and is treatable to improve your function and reduce your pain.

What is a tendinosis? Tendinosis is a chronic condition involving deterioration of collagen (a structural protein) in the tendons. Tendinosis is caused by chronic overuse of a tendon., yet it is the more common cause of pain and dysfunction.

Most common types
  • Tennis elbow

    An irritation of the tissue connecting the forearm muscle to the elbow.
  • Golfer’s elbow

    A condition that causes pain on the inner side of the elbow.
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

    A painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.
  • Achilles tendonitis

    An injury of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.
  • Swimmer’s shoulder

    Shoulder pain caused by connective tissue (a tendon) rubbing on a shoulder blade.
  • Patellar tendonitis

    An injury to the tissue connecting the kneecap to the shin bone (patellar tendon).
  • Tendonitis of wrist

    Swelling of the tissues (tendons) connecting muscle to bone in the wrist.