A tendon is a band of connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendonitis is acute inflammation of the tendon.

The condition usually affects the tendons in the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and heel. It causes pain, tenderness, and difficulty moving the affected joint.

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Tendonitis is caused by:

  • Acute injuries
  • Overuse and repetitive injuries
  • Ergonomic issues

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain with movement
  • Tenderness with pressure over the area
  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion

The Compass Pain and Spine can diagnose elbow pain causes during a comprehensive history and physical examination. In addition, we may also request diagnostic tests such as an MRI, ultrasound, or EMG.

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