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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Tendinitis, now commonly described by specialists as overuse tendinopathy, is local pain in or around a ligament, which is a band of coarse tissue that attaches muscle mass to bone and transmits the force and activity of the muscular tissue. When these tendons become puffy or inflamed, it is called tendinitis. In most cases, tendinosis is additionally present. Tendinitis can occur as a result of injury or overuse. Playing sporting activities is a common cause. Tendinitis also can accompany aging as the tendon loses flexibility. Body-wide diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes, can additionally lead to tendinitis. Arm joint; Heel; Knee; Shoulder; Thumb; Wrist; Pain and tenderness along a ligament, usually near a joint; Pain in the evening; Pain that is even worse with movement or activity; Stiffness in the early morning;.

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