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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hip and Knee

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  • Tendons are strong bands or cords of tissue that attach muscles to bone
  • Tendonitis is an inflamed or painful tendon
  • Pain is caused by smal tears in the surrounding tissue or gradual deteriioration of a tendon where it connects to the bone

Most likely causes

  • Injury
  • Repetitive movements
  • Tends to be more common in people with diabetes