Alternate Names : Calcific tendinitis, Bicipital tendinitis
Tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon, which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone. In many cases, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) is also present.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Tendinitis can occur as a result of injury, overuse, or with aging as the tendon loses elasticity. It can also be seen in persons with body-wide (systemic) diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
Tendinitis can occur in any tendon, but some commonly affected sites include the:
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