Is there a condition where you're more prone to get tendinitis?

I've had several cases of tendinitis over the years -- some exercise related, some not -- in many different joints.  Therefore, I was just wondering if there could be some underlying condition that might make me more prone to getting it.

I exercise a bit each day but would by no means consider myself an athlete.  I wonder how athletes like pitchers can throw a ball a hundred times in a game but I can't throw something more than a couple of times without damaging the tendon.

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    2 months ago

    You don't have to be an athlete to get tendonitis. "itis" must means inflammation and that can happen for various reasons or even repetitive movements in day-to-day activities. There are things people can do to reduce their chances of developing tendonitis (link 1) 

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    Tendinitis can also result from:

    injury 

    aging

    certain diseases, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis

    certain antibiotics (quinolones such as Levaquin)

    (link 2)

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