Tendinitis Definition

Tendons connect bone to muscle and assist in musculoskeletal movement. Inflammation or irritation of a tendon is called tendinitis. Although it is not an arthritic condition, weakened or inflamed tendons caused by tendinitis may lead to or result from arthritis.

Common types of tendinitis include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Tendinitis, also known as dancer's tendinitis, and Patellar Tendinitis, or jumper's knee.