Daily Archives: July 25, 2018


Introduction (PantherMedia / Martin Dworschak) Bursitis is an inflammation in one of the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) often found near joints in the body. It can be very painful and limit mobility. The inflammation can result when too much pressure is put on one of these sacs (a bursa). The […]


Introduction (PantherMedia / unguryanu) Heavily used areas of tendons are covered by a protective tendon sheath. If a tendon sheath becomes inflamed, it is known as tenosynovitis. Tendons connect bones and muscles with each other, they pass on the muscle power, allow your body to move and provide stability. Some […]

What are tendons and tendon sheaths?

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