Achilles tendinopathy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Leg conditions, Legs conditions

(Achilles Tendonitis; Achilles Tendinosis)

Achilles tendinopathy – Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Tendinopathy and the associated pain may take months to resolve.

Patellar tendinopathy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Knee conditions, Legs conditions

(Jumper’s Knee; Patellar Tendonitis; Patellar Tendinosis; Quadriceps Tendonitis; Infrapatellar Tendinopathy; Patellar Apicitis)

Patellar tendinopathy – Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation