Tendonitis, Tendinosis, Tendinopathy & Planta fasciitis

Tendons are the thick, fibrous cords of connective tissue that connect muscles and bones to facilitate movements such as running, climbing, and jumping.

Tendonitis, Tendinosis, Tendinopathy and Planta fasciitis are the common terms used to describe different disease conditions of the tendons. Below are the layman explanations of these terms and tips recommended for treatment.

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and can withstand forces of 1,000 pounds or more. But it  also the is most frequently ruptured tendon.


Medical professionals use the term “Tendonitis” to describe acute inflammation of the tendon due to small (micro) tears (the suffix “itis” indicates inflammation). Tendonitis may develop as a result of a sudden, acute injury or repeated micro-traumas to a tendon or group of tendons. The Common symptoms include localized pain, swelling, and warmth.  Tendonitis can be treated with Urah Micellar Sporting Cream or anti-inflammatory medication (short-term course), resting and icing the tendon intermittently, and/or use of cast or splint. Patients with tendonitis typically may recover within few weeks.


Tendinosis is the non-inflammatory degeneration of a tendon. This degeneration can include changes to the structure or composition of the tendon. These changes often result from repetitive strain-injuries to a tendon without adequate time to heal. Tendinosis usually affects people who engage in high intensity activities or sports requiring repeated tendon movement. Unlike tendonitis, tendinosis may take several months to treat. Urah Micellar Joint Health Cream is recommended for long-term treatment.


Tendinopathy literally means a disease or disorder of a tendon. Tendinopathy is typically used to describe any problem involving a tendon. The suffix “pathy” is derived from Greek and indicates a disease or disorder.

While most experts define tendinopathy as an umbrella term to describe all tendon conditions, others may use it to describe a chronic tendon condition that fails to heal. For example, a runner who has suffered a repetitive hamstring tendon strain that does not heal properly may be diagnosed with tendinopathy.

Achilles tendinopathy can occur if inflammation and microtrauma to the Achilles tendon does not heal properly, causing further damage to build up over time. The ensuing collagen degeneration and scar tissue formation reduces tendon flexibility, causing it to thicken, along with forming lumps within the region of scar tissue. Further overuse can cause the tendon to rupture or tear. In addition to other GP recommended medical treatments, Urah Micellar Joint Health plus Chondroitin Cream will be helpful.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis results from inflammation in the plantar fascia. When too much stress is placed on the plantar fascia tissue, overtightening and tearing may set in, leading to pain in the heel/arch of the foot.

Symptoms include first-step pain after getting out of bed in the morning or sitting for a prolong time. The pain usually disappears after few minutes of walking. Plantar Fasciitis is common in middle-aged people, especially pregnant women, athletes, ballet or aerobic dancing and obesity. If not treated early, it may worsen over a period of time. Urah Micellar Joint Health plus Omega-3 Cream will be helpful.

  See a GP if:

  • Your symptoms do not improve within a few weeks
  • You’re in a lot of pain
  • You think you have ruptured (torn) a tendon
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  • Recommended for mild and early stage of pains
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  • 8% Glucosamine plus Chondroitin
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  • Recommended for intense and long term aging pains