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Rupture of the Tendon

Tendon attaches muscle to bone and is the focus for the “pull” of the muscle. When you damage it (see Tendinitis) the muscle pulls part of the tendon away from the bone and the attachment point (or focus) becomes frayed and sore. In the case of a rupture the tendon becomes completely detached from the bone and you can no longer move the joint. While the tendons themselves are enormously strong (half the tensile strength of steel), the attachment to the bone is usually weaker and first to give. Tendinitis is most common at the sites of the strongest muscles (quads, arm muscles, calves).

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Tags: Arms and Legs, Tendons, rupture -, Muscles, Joint strains, Muscle sprain or strain, Rupture of Tendons, Tendinitis

Rupture of the Biceps Tendon

In a rupture, the tendon gets completely detached from the bone or the belly of the muscle and you can no longer move the joint. The biceps is different because it has two tendons instead of one, and usually only one tears. This means that it is less sore than normal and that you can still bend your elbow upwards without too much pain but the muscle bulges upwards into a ball.

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Tags: Shoulder, Arms, Tendons, rupture -, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Rupture of the Supraspinatus Tendon

While the tendons themselves are enormously strong (half the tensile strength of steel), the attachment to the bone is usually weaker and first to give. Tendinitis is very common at the shoulder. This tendon is involved in all shoulder movements. It prevents downward drag on the arm as in carrying.

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Tags: Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Tendons, rupture -, Dislocation, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Rupture of the Tendon, Lower Limb

Tendon attaches muscle to bone and is the focus for the “pull” of the muscle. When you damage a tendon the muscle pulls part of the tendon away from the bone and the attachment point becomes frayed and sore. In the case of a rupture the tendon becomes completely detached from the bone and you can no longer move the joint.

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Tags: Lower Body, Legs, Ankle, Feet, Tendons, rupture -, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

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