tendinitis


ten·di·ni·tis

noun \ˌten-də-ˈnī-təs\

medical : a painful condition in which a tendon in your arm, leg, etc., becomes inflamed

Full Definition of TENDINITIS

:  inflammation of a tendon

Variants of TENDINITIS

ten·di·ni·tis or ten·don·itis \ˌten-də-ˈnī-təs\

Examples of TENDINITIS

  1. She was diagnosed with tendinitis of the elbow.
  2. I have tendinitis in my knee.

Origin of TENDINITIS

tendinitis from New Latin, from tendin-, tendo + -itis; tendonitis from tendon + -itis
First Known Use: circa 1900

ten·di·ni·tis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TENDINITIS

: inflammation of a tendon

Variants of TENDINITIS

ten·di·ni·tis or ten·don·itis \ˌten-də-ˈnīt-əs\

tendinitis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of a tendon sheath, due to irritation of this thin, filmy tissue by overuse of the tendons, which slide within them, or to bacterial infection. It is often an occupational disease, affecting tendons used in repetitive motions on the job. The tendon becomes swollen and red, with pain that increases on motion. The swelling hampers the tendon's sliding within, causing stiffness. Treatment involves immobilization with a splint, cast, or bandage and gradually increasing motion after inflammation subsides, which may happen sooner with corticosteroid injections. Repeated episodes can permanently thicken the sheath, limiting motion.

Variants of TENDINITIS

tendinitis or tendonitis

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