Tendon injuries which are commonly referred to as ‘Tendinopathies’ are highly prevalent through society and athletic populations. Within the body any tendon can become painful, with the most common sites being in the lower limb (either Achilles or patella) due to the forces exerted from high impact activities such as running, jumping and landing. We also Tendinopathies through the upper extremity, throwing athletes (cricket, baseball) or racquet sport athletes suffering from tennis/golfers elbow (forearm muscles) or Rotator cuff Tendinopathies (most likely the supraspinatus). There are a few clear reasons why tendons become injured, they are;
Unfortunately it’s a more common problem than not with recent statistics from Sports Medicine Australia finding that up to 70% of recreational and competitive runners sustain overuse injuries during any 12-month period.
The reason for this is often due to the repetitive stress the sport can cause when there are imbalances in the way we move, over thousands of steps these can start to add up.
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