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Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon – a thick, flexible cord of tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Tendons help muscles move bones.


Tendinitis most commonly occurs in the shoulder, bicep, elbow, hand, wrist, thumb, calf, knee or ankle. Since the pain of tendinitis occurs near a joint, it is sometimes mistaken for arthritis. 

Joint pain may affect the function of the joint, and can limit a person’s ability to do basic tasks. Severe joint pain can affect the quality of life.


Treatment should focus not only on pain but also on the affected activities and functions.

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  • Have had previous injuries to a joint

  • Repeatedly use and/or overuse a muscle

  • Have arthritis or other chronic medical conditions

  • Suffer from depression, anxiety, and/or stress

  • Are overweight

  • Suffer from poor health

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Age is also a factor in stiff and painful joints. After years of use, and wear and tear on joints, problems may arise in middle-aged or older adults.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor if the pain is interfering with your normal daily life activities and have it diagnosed quickly. 

Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles will begin treatment to relieve pain and maintain healthy, functioning tendons and joints.

We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.

Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.

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