What is a Tendon?


DEFINITION – What does Tendon mean?

A tendon is a flexible and fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. For example, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone.


Tendons transmit the forces produced by muscles to the bones. Consequently, movement takes place and you are able to freely flex and extend your joints.

The inflammation of a tendon, often caused by friction on a bone or other tissue, is called tendinitis. The most common forms of this include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and DeQuervain’s Syndrome. Injury to your tendons may also occur in the form of a strain, where the tendon is stretched past its normal limits or tears.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health-conscious people. Our team is extremely well-trained and they take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well-being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in-depth one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow-ups as needed.

Please note our 24 Hour Cancelation Policy.

With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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