Risk factors for developing tendinitis include age, working in particular jobs or participating in certain sports.


As people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure.


Tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Awkward positions
  • Frequent overhead reaching
  • Vibration
  • Forceful exertion


You may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions, especially if your technique isn't optimal. This can occur with:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Nov. 14, 2014