Tendinitis refers to an inflammation of the tendons, and produces pain and tenderness near a joint. It is often associated with a specific movement, probably one repeated often or intensely. Tendinitis is most common in the shoulders, elbows, forearms, and wrists. This term is often misspelled as "tendonitis".
a painful inflammation or swelling that occurs when a muscle or tendon is repeatedly tensed from overuse or unaccustomed use. The elbow, shoulder and wrist are common locations for this injury. Tendinitis is one example of a cumulative trauma disorder.