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Tendinopathy and Eccentric Exercise

A tendon is a non-contractile tissue at the end of a muscle.  Basically, it’s the junction between a muscle and a bone. The purpose of a tendon is to transmit muscular forces to bone so that we can move.  We have tendons in our knees, elbows, ankles, shoulders, spine…you name it.  Unfortunately, tendons are commonly…

elbow and wrist pain

Elbow Pain

The other day I was riding some bike trails here in Burlington and noticed that I was getting some elbow pain. The pain was located on the inside of my elbow, the area commonly affected with golfers elbow.  As we have discussed in previous blogs, the elbow pain with golfer’s elbow is usually located in the…

outline of body with elbow pain

Tendinosis, Tendinopathy or Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a very common term used to describe injuries affecting various tendons in the body. Specific examples include achilles tendonitis, bicipital tendonitis, extensor tendonitis (tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis) and flexor tendonitis (golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis). There is now ample peer reviewed published research which tells us that it is an inaccurate term…