Tendonitis and tendinosis are similar, but they aren’t quite the same. Tendonitis is a problem with inflammation in the affected tendon. This is generally the result of microscopic tears in the connective tissue that develop when the tendon is overloaded. Tendinosis, however, has no inflammation. It’s an overuse injury to the connector that degenerates the tissue, weakening it. Often this does cause thickening and swelling, but the inflammation that marks tendonitis simply isn’t there. It’s important to know the difference because they require slightly different treatments. To treat tendonitis, you need to eliminate inflammation and let the tissue heal. To treat tendinosis, however, you have to stop the degeneration and allow new connective tissue to grow back and strengthen it. This often takes much longer and requires more time away from whatever caused the problem. If you’re struggling with tendon pain at all, let Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas help you. Call our offices at (702) 839-2010 to make an appointment with us. You can also use our website to reach us.