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Tendonitis Green icon of a human tendon

Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of tendons, the fibrous connective tissues that link muscles to bones. This condition can result from various etiological factors such as mechanical trauma, repetitive stress, and age-related degeneration (Smith et al., 2015, Journal of Orthopaedic Research). The term "tendinopathy" is often used to describe a spectrum of tendon-related disorders, including but not limited to tennis elbow, jumper's knee, and swimmer's shoulder (Khan et al., 2019, Journal of Applied Physiology).

Traditional and Complementary Medicine Perspectives In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the liver is considered to govern the tendons. Tendonitis is often associated with liver Qi deficiencies and is believed to result from the invasion of cold and dampness, leading to obstructe