tendinitis

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noun ten·di·ni·tis \ ˌten-də-ˈnī-təs \
variants: or tendonitis

Definition of tendinitis

:inflammation of a tendon

Examples of tendinitis in a Sentence

  1. She was diagnosed with tendinitis of the elbow.

  2. I have tendinitis in my knee.

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Tendinitis is often seen in active, healthy people who do something that requires repeated motion, including golfers and tennis players (especially those with improper form), carpenters, and violinists. It's usually treated by keeping the joint from moving, by means of a splint, cast, or bandage. If not dealt with in time, tendinitis can turn into the more serious tendinosis, or tendon degeneration.

Origin and Etymology of tendinitis

tendinitis from New Latin, from tendin-, tendo + -itis; tendonitis from tendon + -itis


TENDINITIS Defined for English Language Learners

tendinitis

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Definition of tendinitis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

tendinitis

noun ten·di·ni·tis
variants: or tendonitis play \ˌten-də-ˈnīt-əs\

medical Definition of tendinitis

:inflammation of a tendon


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