Causes of tendinopathy
Tendons are fibrous bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bones. Although they consist of strong collagen fibre connective tissue, they can easily be overstretched or even torn by overstrain.
This often affects the patellar and Achilles tendons after sports that involve intensive jumping or running and the insertions of the forearm muscles in those who use PC mice for long hours at work.
As a rule, the pain initially only onsets after overuse, for example, after playing sports, but, over time, those affected also become aware of the pain, while they are playing sports or even during simple everyday activities. In some cases, carefully dosed specific exercises to strengthen the tendon for future strain are more advisable than complete rest.