(1) The patella, or kneecap, is a floating bone within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle group.(2) Muscle, tendon , ligaments and cartilage all take considerable time to heal.(3) The tendon is the strong, white fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones.(4) Never do any bouncing or jerky motions or you could strain or tear muscles, ligaments or tendons .(5) Ligaments and tendons can get stronger, but at a much slower rate than the muscles that surround them.(6) Local hospitals treated dozens of inflamed tendons and burst blood vessels.(7) The body wall musculature is associated with a complex of tendons and tendinous sheets which play multiple roles during different modes of locomotion.(8) Muscles are attached to bones by tough bands of connective tissue called tendons .(9) Fibromyalgia is a common condition that causes pain in muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons .(10) A physical examination will determine if damage to tissue, nerves, tendons , or bone has occurred.(11) Occasionally, the lower portion of the muscle is traversed by a tendinous intersection.(12) The pain you feel is at the point where the tendons from the forearm muscle attach to the bone.(13) Collagen is the structural protein in skin, cartilage, tendons , ligaments, and bones.(14) Skeletal muscles are connected to the bones via tendons .(15) The lower, tendinous portions of these muscles help to encapsulate the knee joint.(16) These injuries consist of tiny tears in parts of the tendons and muscle coverings.