Tending to Your Tendons

Tending to Your Tendons

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The components of our body work together to make moving a seamless process. Tendons are a part of this crucial system, connecting muscle to bone. These tough bands of connective tissue work with muscles to help us move our bones. Because of their importance in body movement, tendons are also prone to injury, generally from overuse. Tendons are found in various places throughout the body, but the most common areas that are prone to injury are the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and the Achilles tendon which connects the calf to the ankle.