Tendons are bands of connective tissue in tight parallel aligned collagen fibers.

Tendons are mainly made up of type 1 collagen fibers, proteoglycans, and glycoproteins.

Tendons connect muscle to bone.

Tendons transmit pulling force of muscles.

The junction of tendon to bone subject to overuse injury, known as tendinitis.

Tendinitis of overuse is primarily degenerative and not inflammatory.

Tendinitis histologically without inflammation but does have collagen degradation, and neovascularization.

The presence of pain is associated with neovascularization.

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