Your clinic days have slowed down considerably after the rush at the end of the school year. With fewer patients and your own vacation not scheduled until August, you have time to think through some of your chronic disease management plans. One of these plans is for the management of chronic asthma in your adult patients. In fact, one of these patients, a 28-year-old woman named Maria, is coming to see you in clinic this morning.
Tendon injuries are rather simple to diagnose. Tendons are tissues that attach muscle to bone. Tendons are strong and can support up to 5 times your body weight. However, sometimes they become injured, especially at the heel, elbow, shoulders, knees, and hands. Often this happens because of the tear in the tendon over time.