Did you know that over 10 million people in the United States suffer from tendon injuries every year? These injuries are associated with chronic pain and losing the ability to perform simple daily activities.
Tendon pain is often known as the medical conditions tendonitis or tendinosis.
- Tendonitis An inflammation or irritation of a tendon that can cause pain and tenderness outside of a joint.
- Tendinosis Also known as chronic tendonitis, is caused by tiny tears in the tendon tissue that can create pain, stiffness, or inflammation around the tendon.
Both conditions can occur in any joint in your body, but you will commonly experience it in the upper and lower limbs.
Most healthy tendons have relatively little blood supply. Blood is important because the oxygen and nutrients in blood help in the healing process. This means that tendon injuries are very slow to heal and may be very painful.
If you suffer from tendon pain or know someone who has, there are different treatment options to help relieve your pain, as well as a new innovative technique designed to eliminate the source of your pain and aid in the healing process of the damaged tendon.
In this section, you’ll learn what a tendon is and how it works, the cause of tendon pain, and the treatment options available to you.