The tendons are special tissues that connect the bones to the muscles. When tendons are put under repetitive stress or suffer a direct injury, they may become inflamed or begin to break down. This can lead to pain and limited mobility in the affected area. Tendonitis can affect nearly any tendon in the body, including the knees, elbow, hips and shoulder.
Did you know…the most common risk factor for tendonitis is age? Though the condition can affect anyone, tendonitis is most often found in men and women over the age of 40, as well as athletes who participate in activities like skiing, golfing, tennis or baseball. Some occupations and hobbies, such as gardening, painting and styling hair may also increase the risk factor for developing tendonitis.