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“Why Can’t I Continue My Workouts Without Pain? ” Signs You May Be Suffering from Tendonitis
“ Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease
and cancer combined.”
- National Institutes of Health, 2010
Do you find yourself doing normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending or simply walking a distance, but experience pain with them? Something is not right and having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be a symptom of tendonitis. Tendons are thick bands of tissue that connect your muscles to the bones. With excessive strain, tendons get yanked on and become very inflamed. Under normal circumstances, your tendons do a lot of work and can handle the stress, but when they are over-worked, you feel pain. Tendonitis can occur practically anywhere in the body, but is most common in the hips, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders. The reason for this is quite simple, usually poor posture over a period of time. If you are at a computer or sitting for a good part of the day, your shoulders tend to slouch forward and your back muscles weaken.
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