Tendon Injuries

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Pain Behind the Knee? Here’s What’s Going On

On this page: Hamstring or calf muscle or tendon injuries Popliteus and plantaris muscle injuries Tibial or other nerve problems Meniscus tears Baker’s cyst I talk a lot about knee pain and what to do and what not to do about it. This time, I want to pinpoint a precise location: the back of the…read more

How to Heal a Torn Tendon Naturally: The Type of Tear Matters

On this page: What is a tendon or ligament made of? What are the types of tendon and tears? A patient story The patient’s MRI above is from clinic yesterday. It’s of an ankle tendon, but it might as well be a shoulder, knee, or hip tendon or ligament. The problem was that this patient…read more

What’s a Normal vs. Abnormal Shoulder MRI?

On this page: Parts of the shoulder Focus on the impression Learn how to read your MRI Patients often get a shiny new shoulder MRI CD and pop it into their computer before they have the report from the radiologist. For those situations, I have a video on how to read a shoulder MRI, provided…read more
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