Tendons are tough, flexible, fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. When tendons become inflamed, irritated or suffer microscopic tears, the condition is called tendonitis. Tendons can be small, like the delicate, tiny bands in the hands, or large, like the heavy, rope like cords that anchor the calf or thigh muscles. In most cases, the condition usually happens for one of two reasons:

Overuse  A particular body motion is repeated too often.

Overload  The level of a certain activity, such as weightlifting, is increased too quickly.

Common treatment options:

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