Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon.
It is experienced as pain or strong sensitivity around the joint near the affected area. It may occur anywhere in the body, but usually in the shoulders, elbows, wrists and heels.
In more severe cases, the tendon is torn and surgery may have to be done.
Anyone could contract tendonitis but it’s usually seen in people older than 40. At that point, tendons are less elastic and get torn more easily.
Tendonitis may occur in almost any area of the body where the tendon latches on to the muscle. The most common places are at the base of the thumb, the elbow, shoulder, thigh, knee and Achilles tendon.
Symptoms include pain in the tendon and around it. It may occur suddenly or get worse over time.