Tendons are connective chains of fibrous tissues. They play a role in preserving and promoting skeleton movement. Injuries of the ligaments and tendons often have similar treatments because of their similar symptoms. With age, they may decline. The risk of injuries may increase as people grow older.
Collagen’s dense tissue bands are what comprise the ligaments and tendons. Both contribute to stabilizing the body’s structures and movements. The major difference is the linking of different parts in the body’s anatomy. The tendons are connected to the bones by the muscles, while joints connect the ligaments.
There are several small anatomical differences, though. Tendons contain fiber bundles surrounding endotenon tissue type. This tissue allows the bundling of the tendon fibers and promotes body motion. Ligaments are generally more elastic compared to tendons. The two common types of ligaments are the white ligaments and the orange ligaments. It’s the white ligaments that are abundant in solid collagen fibers. The orange ligaments are gel ligaments that contain additional elastic fibers, allowing further flexibility.
These ligaments reside in the joints, while the tendons bind the muscles and bones to pass through different body parts. They’re both found at the joints. Ligaments and tendons may extend relatively easily. Injuries to the ligaments and tendons have very similar symptoms.
Understanding Tendon Injuries
Damaged tendons are very common, especially among sports players. It is estimated that 30% to 50% of all related injuries arise from practicing certain sports injuries. The most common athletic injuries are strains, which cause damage to tendons and muscle. Such an injury is very painful and will take a few weeks to cure.
The trauma causing the tendon to twist suddenly may cause stress. Inactive people are more susceptible to pressure, more so if they become inactive or develop muscle weakness due to inactivity. Tendonitis occurs when flammable and distressed tendons. Tendinitis, for instance, may develop as a result of trauma, but it’s mostly because of overuse. People who suffer from tendinitis may find the region sore, swollen, sticky.
What is Tendinosis?
Tendinosis is like pressure but usually caused for several months to years of unnecessary or inadequate physical training. When the tendon stretches out, a subluxation occurs. If this happens, a person may hear a rush or snap, then feel weakness and pain. Occasionally, pain comes and leaves. Subluxation is common in individuals with genetic anomalies, and tendons may also be stretched due to injury.
Tendon damage may easily occur. Such wounds may result from acute injury and persistent trauma combination. Achilles tendons, elbows, biceps, and quadriceps typically have ruptured. In addition to strains, tendons or ligaments may also damage the tissue and surrounding tissues.
Bursitis is classified as an infection that may seem like a ligament or tendon injury. Bursitis occurs when bursae are swollen. These are tiny sacs filled with gel that cover tendons, bones, and muscles over the joints. Such inflammation also results from overuse or severe joint pressure. A lot of people suffer from bursitis with tendinosis.
Regardless of what the reason is, you must take care of your damaged ligaments and tendons. If a doctor deems it no longer curable, there’s still stem cell therapy that can help you.