Tendinitis is a common condition effecting the Achilles, patellar, hamstring, bicipital, and wrist extensor tendons. Although these are common conditions, there is a lot of misinformation regarding what causes tendinitis and what treatments are effective. This blog post will cover what really causes tendinitis, does pain mean damage, and whether you should rest or stretch for tendinitis.
One of the most frequently recommended treatments for tendon pain is stretching. The thought is that tight muscles place tension on the tendons leading to pain, therefore, stretching will help decrease muscle tone and tendon pain. However, could stretching actually make tendon pain worse? This post will discuss tendons and whether stretching is beneficial.