Understanding Tendon Pain

Understanding Tendon Pain

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Our blog this week focuses on understanding tendon pain. So, first things first, and before we get into more depth, let’s start by addressing what a tendon actually is…

The tendon connects muscle to bone and therefore allows the muscle contraction to move a joint. Overuse is the most common cause of tendon damage. Acute tendon issues are generally caused by sporting injuries whereas more chronic ones are a result of the accumulation of small, repetitive failures to heal within the tissue.

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