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Tendon pain, tendonitis, tendinosis

Tendons are the cable like structures that join our muscles to the bones that they move. If we turn our hands palm up and clench a fist, the tendons can be seen at the wrist. Tendons, like all the other tissues of our musculoskeletal system are constantly exposed to mechanical stress. Over time they can fatigue producing pain as they become progressively thinner and weaker. If the process is left to follow its course then debilitating pain and even total rupture, which often requires surgery, may result. The term that describes this gradual deterioration in the tendon is call tendinosis. If the tendon inflames as a result, it is termed tendinitis. 

There are a number of well-defined tendon problems which are a source of significant pain and disability.

Supraspinatus tendinitis

The supraspinatus tendon is the most frequent source of shoulder pain. It is one of four different tendons that make up the rotator cuff. Excessive or unaccustomed strain can cause the tendon to weaken. Alterations in muscle tone change the way the shoulder moves and pain ensues. Chiropractic treatment to re-establish proper function, coupled with home exercises can bring speedy relief from this debilitating condition.

Biceps tendinitis

The biceps tendon is another important tendon involved in shoulder pain. It suffers in a similar way to the supraspinatus tendon and responds well to chiropractic care.

Shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement occurs when the space available for the supraspinatus tendon is reduced, either dynamically, because of muscle imbalance or statically as a consequence of degenerative changes in the joint. Careful analysis is required to determine the difference so that the appropriate treatment techniques can be chosen.