page-tendonitisWhen a tendon becomes irritated, inflamed or swollen the result is called tendonitis. Tendons are the structures that join the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis can be the result of an acute injury, but is more often caused by repetitive movements or strains placed upon an area of the body. Some of the common conditions resulting from tendonitis are Achilles heel, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff injury. If bursitis occurs, the close proximity of the tendon to the bursae often causes tendonitis as well.

Sports, athletic or even work-related activities can result in this painful condition. Unfortunately, these problems often start out small but eventually become chronic and debilitating.