Muscle & Tendon Treatments in Kansas City

Muscles & Tendons 

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About muscles & tendons

Muscles and tendons are integral to our ability to live our lives fully and happily as they are the fundamental structures that allow us to move our bodies through the world.

Muscles are attached by tendons to the bones that they move.

Muscles & Tendons

Tendon injuries typically involve inflammation (tendinitis or tendinopathy), sprains or acute tears. Acute tears (like Achilles ruptures) often result in a painful “pop” and immediate pain.


Muscle tears result from tearing the fibers in the muscle itself. Commonly strained muscles include those found in the calf, hamstrings and lower back.

Symptoms & Treatments


Both muscle and tendon injuries display similar symptoms. Common ones include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Bruising
  • Loss of Motion
  • Deformity
  • Stiffness
  • Instability


Treatment options for tendon and muscle injuries are also similar although each injury is unique. It is best to see an orthopedic specialist to know which treatment is best for you.

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Elevation, Compression
  • Bracing
  • Immobilization
  • Activity Modifications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Injections
  • Surgical Repair when Necessary