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Tendon Injuries (Podcast Tuesday)

Nothing motivates me to stretch as much as that burning pain in my Achilles tendon. It usually kicks in when I’m running, or maybe when I get out of bed the morning after a run. I’ve heard enough horror stories about ruptured Achilles tendons — and the ensuing pain, rest and possibly surgery — to know I need to do whatever stretching it takes to avoid one.

Chances are, you’ve dealt with tendon pain, including tendinosis or tendinitis. It takes many forms, including:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis

Don’t live with the pain: Listen to musculoskeletal radiologist Jennifer Pierce, MD, discuss the latest treatments for tendon injuries, including steroid injections and Tenex.

Think you’ve injured a tendon? Figure out the next steps — make an appointment with a primary care doctor.

Tags: orthopedics

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