What is a Tendon?

A tendon is a tough yet flexible band of fibrous tissue. The tendon is the structure in your body that connects the muscle to the bones. . They do not connect muscles to muscles; that is the function of ligaments. The skeletal muscles in your body are responsible for moving your bones, thus enabling you to walk, run, jump, lift, and move in many different ways. When a muscle contracts, it pulls on a bone to cause the movement required. The tissue that transmits the force of the muscle contraction to the bone is called a tendon. Tendons are not as elastic as ligaments.