Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint.

While tendinitis can occur in any of your body's tendons, it's most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels.

Tendinitis in the elbow joint is extremely common and incorrectly blamed on overuse. This incomplete diagnosis is common in athletes and is also known as tennis elbow.

Tendinitis in the knee (jumper’s knee) is also common. This can be seen either in the patellar tendon at the reduced side of the kneecap or the quadriceps tendon at the top edge of the kneecap. It is also incorrectly blamed on overuse, often with basketball players as well as distance runners.

Tendinitis in the wrist is usually blamed for triggering discomfort in the back of the wrist at the base of the thumb.

Achilles tendinitis affects the Achilles tendon, the large ropelike tendon affixed to the heel bone at the back of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is also blamed on overuse, particularly in sports that require running or restarted hopping.

Medical and neuroscientific studies have disproven tendonitis as the cause of pain. While the abnormality may be present, it is generally benign and does not cause pain. Too many people have had long-term pain relief from a psycho-physical process to blame the pain on a structural issue like tendinitis.


Remember this before seeking treatment... 2 out of 3 people who have NEVER had pain or other symptoms have tendonitis, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, herniated discs, and other structural abnormalities.

This is proven by scientific studies and published by the most trusted medical journals in the world. 

So what does this mean for you? It means that while the tests may show these structural abnormalities exist – they almost never have anything to do with the cause of your pain. If they did all those millions of people wouldn’t be completely pain free.

That’s why everything you’ve tried so far has only provided some temporary relief. Then the pain and other symptoms come rushing back again and again...

The old-school medical approach treats the symptom, not the cause. Since the tendinitis or other structural abnormality is almost never the cause of pain, any positive results are only temporary.

The latest neuroscience studies have shown that the cause of pain, and other symptoms based on structure and physiology, actually have a psycho-physical cause associated with stress and tension.

You already know that stress and tension exacerbate your pain. What you’ve never known before right now is that what causes your stress and tension is what actually causes your pain. The same pain that is almost always incorrectly blamed on tendinitis.

Over 30 years of scientific and neuroscientific research have determined this outcome. The biggest benefit for you is that the real cause of most pain has been determined. You have new options to relieve your pain that were completely unavailable before. This stops the days of ongoing pain management and adds the possibility for millions of people to use a conservative, safe and proven method to permanently eliminate their pain and other symptoms.

A purely intellectual and emotion focused approach pioneered by Dr. John Sarno in the 1970’s has proven exceptionally effective for people diagnosed with bulging disc, herniated disc, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, whiplash, sciatica, migraine headaches and other incomplete diagnoses.

While most doctors are not aware of this concept, millions of people have been helped through the work of Dr. Sarno and many other doctors and experts since then. You too can benefit by opening up your mind to this alternate reason for your pain and the simple approach to ending your symptoms.

The downside is that not everyone can be pain free. The upside is that there is a Pain Test that has been scientifically developed to provide an objective result based on your specific situation. This will provide you exactly what you need to know about whether or not you can permanently end your pain.