Tendons are tough, flexible, fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. When tendons become inflamed, irritated or suffer microscopic tears, the condition is called tendonitis. Tendons can be small, like the delicate, tiny bands in the hands, or large, like the heavy, ropelike cords that anchor the calf or thigh muscles. In most cases, tendonitis happens for one of two reasons:
Overuse - A particular body motion is repeated too often.
Tearing or rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common knee injury, especially in people who participate in certain sports. Because... Read more »
When the anterior cruciate ligament is torn or ruptured a piece of tendon from around the knee is used as a replacement graft. Most often the... Read more »
Researchers from several large medical groups did a meta-analysis of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. They looked to see which treatment... Read more »
Tendon injuries are common in athletes. Patellar tendonitis, also called "jumper's knee," is an overuse injury that causes pain at or near the... Read more »