Achilles tendon –
The body’s strongest tendon which connects calf muscles to the heel bone and allows people to walk, run and jump.
An injury in which the skin is not broken, but blood vessels are ruptured. Also referred to as a ‘bruise.’
A fluid sac in between a tendon and a bone that helps reduce friction.
Occurs when a bursa becomes inflamed, causing pain at the site of inflammation.
A sac which encloses bones surrounding a synovial joint to assist with stability and movement.
Tissue that provide cushion for bones and joints.
Tough bands which connect bones and support joints.
Patellar tendinitis –
An injury which results from overuse and affects the patellar tendon. Also referred to as ‘jumper’s knee.’
Patellar tendon –
A tendon that extends from the quadriceps and attaches to the tibia, allowing extension of the knee joint.
An injury which occurs when a ligament is forced to stretch beyond its capacity.
A tear or stretch of a tendon or muscle.
A thin tissue membrane which surrounds tendon and joint sheaths.
Inflammation or irritation of a tendon which commonly affects the elbows, wrists, shoulders or heels.
Tough tissue that connects the muscle to the bone.
The inflammation of the synovium which causes pain, swelling and limited mobility.
An injury to the neck as a result of hyperextension and flexion of the neck.