Tendinopathy is a long-term condition caused by overuse. It is an umbrella term under which reside injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer's elbow or ongoing Achilles tendon concerns that are indicative of long-term deterioration of the tendon that may or may not include inflammation. Unlike inflammation-based issues such as tendinitis, treatment and recover from tendinopathy is a long road that requires rebuilding damaged tissue.
Tendons are the strong tissues responsible for binding muscle to bone. A synovium or synovial membrane encases most tendons; where a synovial sheath exists, there is also oleaginous fluid between the tendon and the sheath, which acts as a lubricant.
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