in 2015, I had quite an ordeal with really bad elbow tendonits in both arms. It was hard to run a chainsaw, and shooting the bow was painful as well. It really burned. I had thought perhaps I was benching too much, too many pullups etc... But I had been doing that for years, why all of a sudden? I was wondering if I would have to move over to the dark side and hunt with cross bow(I would do in a hearbeat if I could not pull a bow), but lowering my weight and limiting practice got me through the season with success. Saw an ortho guy, he gave me some anti-inflammatory drugs and some PT to focus on which I did in moderation. I stopped benching and did pushups instead. It took over a year for it to clear up, and last bow season I felt no pain, and running a chainsaw doesn't bother me either.
I had been coming across some reports of the hardcore antibiotic Levaquin being a major cause of tendonitis. It's used to treat Bronchitis and Pneumonia... I started to think about it, because I had taken that drug at least twice in my life and I think I took it early 2015...
I was at the doctor this week with bronchitis, and he was about to prescribe an antibiotic and I said " not Levaquin please - I think it may have caused my freak tendonitis a few years back". He said "no we don't prescribe that anymore unless it's the last resort for that very reason, too many cases of bad tendonitis".
So there you have it.... Try to avoid that antibiotic especially if you are a bowhunter - doctor confirmed.