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.