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  Tendonitis



Tendonitis

    Inflammation of tendon. (Tendinitis)

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Inflammation
A reaction to an injury to the body - by infection, chemicals or physical agents. The symptoms can be - depending on the location of the injury- redness, swelling, heat and pain. The purpose of the inflammation is to dilute and destroy the agent causing the inflammation. To do this, the immune system starts a cascade of actions that causes active cells to gather at the affected location. It is these cells and fluids that cause the redness, swelling, heat and pain.

Tendon
Band of fibrous tissue by which muscle is attached to bone.



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Tendinitis
An inflammation in a tendon or the tendon covering.

Tendon
Band of fibrous tissue by which muscle is attached to bone.

Tendring doctors
All doctors near Tendring, Great Britain. Doctors who can assist a patient in Tendring.



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Band of fibrous tissue by which muscle is attached to bone.

Tendonitis

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