There are hundreds of tendons in our bodies, yet we commonly see only a select few tendon problems. These problem types of tendonitis occur in watershed zones of the tendon where the blood supply to that specific area of tissue is furthest away. The blood vessels that feed oxygen and nutrients to the tissue are far up and down the tendon, and must filter to the watershed zone through small capillaries. This watershed zone relies on distant blood supply, and is therefore prone to injury.
Tendons with watershed zones that are prone to tendonitis or tendon ruptures include: