Tendinopathy is a condition characterized by pain and dysfunction in a tendon, which is the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive motions, and is common in athletes and people who engage in manual labour.
Tendinopathy can occur in any tendon in the body, but is most commonly seen in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and Achilles tendon.
Symptoms of tendinopathy include pain, stiffness, and weakness in the affected area, and may be accompanied by swelling and tenderness.
The treatment for tendinopathy includes a combination of physiotherapy, such as exercise, manual therapy, and education.