TENDONS ARE FLEXIBLE STRANDS OF FIBROUS TISSUE THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACHING YOUR MUSCLES TO YOUR BONES.
Tendinitis and tendinosis are common injuries that affect these important structures, causing a number of uncomfortable symptoms. The physiatrists at the Orthohealing Center are some of the top providers of tendinitis treatment Los Angeles and New York has to offer. You are in good hands.
UNDERSTANDING TENDON INJURIES
Tendinitis occurs when a tendon in your body is inflamed or irritated, causing pain and tenderness around the affected joint. It tends to develop in the shoulders, heels, wrists, elbows and knees, and may be caused by repetitive movements over time or acute trauma, such as a sports injury. Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and swimmer’s shoulder are all well-known forms of tendinitis. When tendinitis becomes chronic, tendinosis may develop.
Tendinosis differs from tendinitis in that it reflects degenerative changes within the tendon.
Among athletes, those most at risk for developing tendinitis and tendinosis include swimmers, golfers, runners, tennis players, bowlers, baseball players and basketball players, as all of these sports involve repetitive movements. Because tendons in the body naturally become less flexible over time, older individuals are also more likely to experience tendinitis and tendinosis. Tendons are often injured from daily repetitive overuse injuries like texting, driving, cooking etc.