A tendon is the fibrous tissue that attaches muscle to bone in the human body. When muscles and tendons become too weak, their ability to stabilise joints is reduced. This can quickly become a challenge for the joints and often leads to joint injuries. Weak muscles also deliver less endurance during activity, and are more susceptible to injury.
When there is excessive stretching of a muscle or tendon resulting in pain, soreness and inability to use normally it’s called a strain. Signs of strain: pain, muscle contraction or tremor, and loss of strength.
Common muscle and tendon injuries include:
- Tendovaginitis (inflammation of the sheath of the tendon)
- Tennis Elbow
- Groin Strain
- Achilles Tendonitis Pain
- Shin Splints