Tendons are the tough fibers that connect muscle to bone. For example, the Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle.
What causes a tendon injury
Tendon injuries result from sharp laceration ( glass cut injury ) or avulsion from bony attachment .Rarely , tendon rupture may be the cause , which is more common in conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis .
What are the symptoms?
Tendon injury usually causes pain, stiffness, and loss of strength in the affected area.
- The pain may get worse when you use the tendon.
- You may have more pain and stiffness during the night or when you get up in the morning.
- The area may be tender, red, warm, or swollen if there is inflammation.
- You may notice a crunchy sound or feeling when you use the tendon.