Tendinitis, Tendinosis

Tendons are vital components of the musculoskeletal system as they serve to attach the contractile units of the body (muscles) to the levers (bones). They are thereby responsible for the transmission of the forces required to produce movement. The cross-sectional areas of tendons are small in relation to their attached muscles, and therefore, the stress (force per unit area) they are exposed to is substantial during activity. It is perhaps no surprise, therefore, that they are subject to inflammatory and degenerative pathology. Tendon injuries ...

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