Tag: Tendonitis


Extensor and Flexor Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Extensor and Flexor Tendinitis The tendons attached to the muscles that are responsible for flexing and extending the toes and foot can become inflamed and irritated just like any other tendon. Overuse, tightness is opposing muscles, or foot deformities can cause this condition. Extensor tendinitis is more common that flexor, but flexor […]

Lower Limb

Quadriceps Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Quadriceps Tendinitis Quadriceps tendinitis, like other versions of tendinitis, involves inflammation of the tendon. This can be a result of repetitive stresses to the quadriceps, or excessive stress before the muscle is conditioned. Pain just above the patella (knee cap), especially when extending the knee, usually accompanies this injury. Anatomy and physiology […]

Upper Limb

Bicipital Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Bicipital Tendinitis Bicipital tendinitis results from irritation and inflammation to the biceps brachii tendon, which has lies on the front of the shoulder and allows bending of the elbow and supination of the forearm. Overuse can lead to inflammation and is a common affliction in golfers, weight lifters, rowers, and those engaged […]

Upper Limb

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder in the area underlying the acromion. The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weight lifting, in […]

Upper Limb

Wrist Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Wrist Tendinitis Wrist tendinitis is due to irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons around the wrist joint. Wrist tendinitis tends to occur in areas where the tendons cross each other or pass over an underlying bony structure, and affects individuals involved in strenuous and repetitive training. Anatomy and physiology The […]