Tendon Definition

A tendon is a specialized structure that attaches muscle to bone and helps facilitate musculoskeletal movement. Tendons are made primarily of collagen, a protein that gives the structure enormous tensile strength. Inflammation in a tendon is known as tendinitis, a condition that can cause joint pain and swelling.

Common types of tendinitis include Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Tendinitis, also known as dancer's tendonitis and Patellar Tendinitis, or jumper's knee.

Profile of the neck and skull highlighting the tendons in the cervical muscles.