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The tendons are the flexible and strong fibrous bands that connect the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis is the irritation and inflammation of the tendons, and generally results from overuse and repetitive motions that create excess friction, thus causing pressure to build up. Other causes of tendonitis are conditions such as gout, arthritis, and disorders that are related to the thyroid.

There are different kinds of tendonitis, such as achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, and jumper’s knee. The joints that are most likely to develop tendonitis are the ankle, heel, knee, leg, hip, shoulder, bicep, elbow, wrist, and thumb. It must be noted, however, that tendonitis can affect any joint. Sports activities are responsible for a large number of reported cases of tendonitis.

An individual suffering from tendonitis may experience swelling and tenderness of the tendon, joint pain during mornings and evenings, and difficulty moving that particular joint.

Jacksonville chiropractor Dr. Nick Baiata treats tendonitis with chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release and corrective exercises.