A tendon is a strong, yet flexible band of tissue that connects muscle to the bones in your joints. Tendons and muscles work together to create a pulling force that enables you to move your joints. This allows you to bend, walk, jump, lift, and move in many different ways.
A healthy tendon makes this motion easy and pain free. When tendons are damaged, movement in a joint such as the elbow can be very painful, which limits the range of motion.