The tendon, the connecting tissue that pieces together muscles and the bones. It has the very important roll transmitting the force muscle and bones use for movement. When functioning properly the tendons move smoothly.
However, when impaired the movement of muscle becomes inflamed and painful. As a result, tendinitis, meaning inflammation of the tendon.
Anyone who has ever experienced tendinitis knows it’s not only incredibly painful but take the longest to heal. The areas in which tendinitis occur are generally the same. This is because these specific parts of the body get less blood to these areas, providing less oxygen and nutrients required to heal the injury.
Tendinitis is generally an injury caused by overuse and seen more in people later in years. The body is not as flexible as it was 20 years ago. However, we still try to give the same effort. I personally think it’s our body’s way of reminding us that we’re aging. Not like we need any more of that nonsense.
This is a very common injury for bodybuilders and I have found that myofacial release and rubber bands combined with ice/heat rotation help. So for all us aging lifters, don’t be surprised when it’s your turn.
Tenderness, pain during movement, swelling of the tendon
So for all us unfortunates, Good Luck and post what you find helps you through healing period