Tendon injury (tendinopathy)
A tendon injury is a condition in which you have irritated or damaged the tough fibers that connect muscle to bone. Most tendon injuries occur near joints, like the shoulder, elbow, knee, or ankle.
Doctors may use different terms to describe a tendon injury.
Tendinitis means "inflammation of the tendon," but inflammation is rarely the cause of tendon pain.
Tendinosis or tendinopathy happens when a tendon is injured and doesn't heal as it should.
Current as of: November 9, 2022
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine