Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of or around a tendon. Tendons are responsible for transferring the force exerted by a muscle to the bone. They are designed to be flexible and sustain a lot of movement. Usually, tendinitis is named by the specific tendon it affects (Achilles Tendinitis for example).
The main cause of tendinitis is overuse. When one motion is repeated over a course of time, the tendon is likely to become stressed, or inflamed. Age, disease, or injuries can also lead to the development of tendinitis. For example, a bad fall can cause a microscopic tear an individual’s tendon leading to inflammation and tendinitis
The main symptom of tendinitis is pain in the area. Motion become more and more difficult until treatment or rest is sought. Other symptoms include: tingling, burning, numbness, swelling, or stiffness. In chronic or severe cases, the joint may lock impeding movement.