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Dr Jeremy Steinberg - Musculoskeletal Specialist Service

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Tendinopathy

Tendons are the structures that connect muscle to bone to allow movement. Tendinopathy is a tendon disorder where there is a problem with the structure of the tendon leading to a reduction in its ability to take on load. This can occur from a sudden injury, repetitive stress, or be due to the ageing process. It can lead to pain and difficulty in using that part of the body. Some common forms of tendinopathy are gluteal tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, lateral elbow tendinopathy (also called tennis elbow), patellar tendinopathy (also called jumpers knee). The older term for tendinopathy was tendinitis.

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