Tendons are a form of connective tissue that connects muscle to bone and allows for movement. The triceps muscle starts at the shoulder and runs down the back of the arm until it reaches the elbow. The triceps tendon connects the triceps muscle to the olecranon process at the elbow (a bony bump at the base of the elbow). When the triceps tendon becomes inflamed, it is known as triceps tendonitis.
Overuse or traumatic damage are the two most common causes of Triceps Tendonitis.
Elbow pain is the most prevalent symptom, which usually grows worse with activity. Pain may be present at rest in extreme cases, limiting mobility. Mild edema and/or weakening of the triceps muscle can occur